The ICD/ITKE Research Pavilion 2012 might look like it was spun by a spider, but it was actually built by a robot. An impressive feat, the public structure has an organic aesthetic that wouldn't necessarily by associated with such materials as carbon and glass fiber composites, which is what it's made out of.
A collaborative effort between students and researchers from the Institute for Computational Design (ICD) and the Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE) at the University of Stuttgart, the ICD/ITKE Research Pavilion 2012 was inspired by arthropods’ exoskeleton. The high performance structure is incredibly thin with a shell thickness of just 4 millimeters. Spanning eight metres, it weighs less than 320 kilograms.
Stats for Robot-Built Public Canopies
Trending: Older & Average
Research: 2,329 clicks in 165 w
Interest: 1.4 minutes
Concept: ICD/ITKE Research Pavilion 2012
Related: 78 examples / 60 photos
Segment: Neutral, 18-55+
Comparison Set: 29 similar articles, including: wooden geodesic pavilions, temporary honeycomb architecture, and cloud simulating pavilions.
Robot-Built Public Canopies
More Stats +/-
Temporary Honeycomb Architecture
Wooden Geodesic Pavilions
Cloud Simulating Pavilions
Prefab Plaza Pavilions
Multi-Angled Roof Architecture