Image credit: Biomimetics in Architecture: Architecture of Life and Buildings[/caption] The strategy for variable porosity in this pavilion takes inspiration from nature. It is evident in many aspects of nature including bone where in certain areas there is more material than required and less material in other areas where there aren’t as complex structural or functional needs. Bio-inspired logic was translated into the design of a pavilion in this installation. Such a dynamic spatial structure was developed using sophisticated computational tools and delivered with innovative 3d printing technology.
Drawing: AAVS Mumbai
Image credit: Apoorva Madhavan[/caption] The idea of creating an enclosure with an installation that houses a maker’s space along with custom printing was intended to promote innovation and maker culture in India. Completely 3D printing an installation with small parts of ABS Plastic with interlocking forms, which in turn created one big piece was the strategy explored in this installation. The 3d printed parts allowed us to dictate the mass and weight of each part which was reduced gradually with height ensuring that the structure was in balance with an optimum amount of material and good strength and resilience. [caption id="attachment_4154" align="alignnone" width="360"] A detail of one of the 3d-printed fragments that comprise Porosity[/caption]