The Shell Lace is Made from Thin Steel Sheets

By: Jamie Danielle Munro - Sep 27, 2014
References: tonkinliu & designboom
The Shell Lace by Tonkin Liu and Arup is building design that uses a thin metal structure, which also has just as much stability and durability as other designs twice as thick. The two experimented with placing various voids throughout the metal, which adds to its strength while using less material.

One aim when coming up with this design was to have something that was more sustainable by using less, yet still having it just as strong as regular architecture. What's more is that the sheet metal looks sleek too, making it a great design to use on the outside of buildings, and even on the inside too.

The team did well with making the most of steel, and moulding it together in the best ways possible.

Photo Credits: designboom, tonkinliu