Gallery: Pavilion Upcycled from 200 Obsolete Speedo Swimsuits

 

Those tight little swim shorts may actually have a use for more than just aerodynamics in the water. A group of undergraduate students from the Chelsea College of Art & Design took 200 unusable Speedo swimsuits and remade them into the s_pavilion for the London Festival of Architecture, which just ended. The purpose of the project, which we spotted over at Designboom this morning, was to explore issues of sustainability through consideration of the use of materials and the development fabrication processes. The end result is this hydrophilic and remarkable spandex pavilion.

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