Students Build Dynamic FIBERwave Pavilion Out of Carbon Fiber Layers

July 15, 2014 by  
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Students in the College of Architecture at IIT recently completed FIBERwave, a full-scale carbon fiber pavilion that was built following a successful Kickstarter campaign. Designed as part of the student design research studio Carbon_Lab , the armadillo-like lightweight pavilion is built entirely of carbon fiber to provoke discussion on the architectural potential of the flexible but strong material. The pavilion was created from a series of identical geometric “shells” held together with metal rings and tension cables. The tension cables can be loosened or tightened to change the shape of the pavilion in response to the environment. + Carbon_Lab The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: carbon fiber , carbon fiber in architecture , carbon fiber pavilion , carbon_lab , carbon_lab pavilion , college of architecture at iit , fiberwave , fiberwave pavilion , reader submitted content

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Students Build Dynamic FIBERwave Pavilion Out of Carbon Fiber Layers

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