The ITKE and ICD have been awarded the Publication Prize of the University of Stuttgart 2017 for their paper “Elytra Filament Pavilion: Robotic Filament Winding for Structural Composite Building Systems” which was presented at the Fabricate 2017 Conference in Stuttgart. The award was presented...
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.
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.