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BLOBWALL: Modern Modular Building System

Posted By Evelyn Lee On July 7, 2008 @ 3:40 pm In Green Materials,Recycled Materials,Sustainable Materials | 6 Comments

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What do you get when you cross a century old building material, with lightweight recycled plastic, modern computer technology, and the mind of one of Time Magazine’s 100 most innovative people [2] for the 21st century? You get Greg Lynn’s BlobWall Pavilion [3]. The freestanding indoor/outdoor wall system that looks to redefine the common brick as a modular building system.

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While the form may not be for everyone, here at Inhabitat we find the exploration not only fun, but also sustainable. Each of the modules are robotically cut and formed out of low-density, recyclable, impact-resistant polymer.

Those of you lucky enough to be in the Los Angeles area have a little over a week to view the pavilion in the gallery at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) [4], before it is shipped off to the 11th installation of the Venice Biennale [5]. This year’s theme for the Biennale is titled, Out there: Architecture Beyond Building, fitting for a building experiment looking to redefine one of the century’s oldest building materials.

+ BlobWall Pavilion Blog [3]
+ SciArc Gallery [4]


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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/07/07/blobwall-the-brick-reinterpreted/

[2] Time Magazine’s 100 most innovative people: http://www.time.com/time/specials/2007/article/0,28804,1725112_1726934_1726935,00.html

[3] BlobWall Pavilion: http://blobwallpavillion.wordpress.com

[4] Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc): http://www.sciarc.edu/exhibition.php

[5] Venice Biennale: http://www.labiennale.org/it/

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