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Nuit Blanche Pavilion, Using the Elasticity of Polymers to Self-stabilize a Structure

  • Gernot Riether

Abstract

The Nuit Blanche Pavilion was an investigation that combined material behavior with the technical possibilities of current digital design and fabrication methods. The goal of the project was to develop a new form of lightweight structure. The project was inspired by a relationship between structure, geometry, material and appearance that can be found in biology. The project took advantage of a dynamic structural quality found in high-density polymers that was used to develop a self-supporting structural envelope.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gernot Riether
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  1. 1.Georgia Institute of TechnologyUSA

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