AUTHORS: James Solly and Saman Saffarian
Lightweight, Long-Span Fibrous Construction
Relocating a Modular Fibrous Pavilion
Following it’s highly successful premiere at the V&A Museum in London, the Elytra Filament Pavilion was demounted, transported to southern Germany and reinstalled at the Vitra Campus in Weil am Rhein.
The Vitra Campus is a field of experimentation for...
The Elytra Filament Pavilion is the central installation of the Engineering Season at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, which highlights the creative potential of integrated design engineering through a series of exhibitions and events.
AUTHOR: JAMES SOLLY
There are a multitude of forming processes available for the fabrication of Fibre-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) components, from simple hand lay-ups to heavily automated industrial processes.
“Coreless Filament Winding” is a variation on typing...
James Solly is a Research Associate and tutor at the Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design (itke) (http://www.itke.uni-stuttgart.de/) at the University of Stuttgart.
Current practice uses digital fabrication technologies to optimise standardised fabrication processes. Often accompanied by trial-and-error approaches, the limits of digital fabrication methods are quickly reached without a thorough understanding of the strength and limits of the forming processes and the materials.