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The Bowooss Bionic Optimized Wooden Shell is Eco-Conscious

By: Meghan Young - Published: Aug 30, 2012 • References: bowooss.de and contemporist
Inspired by nature, the Bowooss Bionic Optimized Wooden Shell offers an alternative to traditional architecture that often comes at an environmental cost. By using bionic approaches to the building of such large-scale structures, this stand-alone pavilion focuses on the development of sustainable, flexible and lightweight solutions.

A collaborative project created with the School of Architecture at Saarland University in Saarbr├╝cken, Germany, the Bowooss Bionic Optimized Wooden Shell looks like big bug shell or a perforated accordion. Strikingly faceted with tons of holes letting in natural lighting, the pavilion offers a unique place to relax while also heralding a new technique for architects to consider. The pavilion was even outfitted with swinging hammocks for passersby to rest in.