Gallery: Gernot Riether’s Cocoon-Like Sugarcane Buildings Win AIA Compe...

 
The enclosures are tucked away in cozy spots throughout the city.

Installed in less than two days by Riether and 6 students from the Georgia Institute of Technology, the 18 square meter enclosure uses 320 PETG cells. These pre-fabricated cells are locked together into six large pieces that are then transported to their intended site, where the final installment takes place.

Each pavilion responds to the unique characteristics of the environment in which they are placed, including solar orientation, lighting, flora, and water capture. They have been designed to illuminate dark corners and re-enliven one of America’s most interesting cities.

+ Gernot Riether

Via Arch Daily

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  1. Inhabitat’s Week ... May 30, 2011 at 6:37 am

    [...] this week, from a restaurant made from a recycled Soviet airplane in Zurich to an innovative cocoon-like building made from sugarcane that recently won an AIA competition. We also showed how Plantlab is making vertical urban farms a [...]

  2. Inhabitat’s Week ... May 29, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    [...] this week, from a restaurant made from a recycled Soviet airplane in Zurich to an innovative cocoon-like building made from sugarcane that recently won an AIA competition. We also showed how Plantlab is making vertical urban farms a [...]

  3. RicciAngel News »... May 29, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    [...] this week, from a restaurant made from a recycled Soviet airplane in Zurich to an innovative cocoon-like building made from sugarcane that recently won an AIA competition. We also showed how Plantlab is making vertical urban farms a [...]

  4. arcilook arcilook May 27, 2011 at 5:11 am

    Looks like some kind of an alien nest. Interesting idea.

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