The ICD/ITKE Research Pavilion 2016-17 was designed using emerging, state-of-the-art technology.
The pavilion was created in a collaboration between the Institute for Computational Design and Construction, and the Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design. The piece was woven by industrial robots and drones, and its design was inspired by "the silk hammocks spun by moth larvae." This inspiration is apparent in the asymmetrical structure, as it features a woven design made from "resin-impregnated glass and carbon fibre." The structure is 12 meters in length and was made with over 111 miles of material.
The ICD/ITKE Research Pavilion functions as an excellent example of the potential uses for industrial robots and drones in design and architecture.