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Lumber Lattice Walkways
The Stretch Urban Campus Connector Treats Timber Like Thread


By: Amelia Roblin (Superstar) Dec 6, 12
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The designer of the Stretch Urban Campus Connector discusses the way that architects and engineers have gradually come to manipulate the popular construction materials of the past several generations. Mircea Eni points out that many of the mesmerizing and monumental architectural forms that we see today employ your familiar concretes and steels, it’s just that contemporary technology has permitted us to reworked them in surprising and innovative ways.

To demonstrate this, a proposal for a walkway was conceived that would link the Columbia College buildings at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Based on the example that thread can become something as intricate as lace, timber can be formed into complex frameworks of unpredictable geometries and undulating surfaces. The Stretch Urban Campus Connector creates an entirely new sort of atmosphere.



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