Gallery: Pop-Up Bowooss Bionic Research Pavilion Inspired by Nature’s E...

 
It's easy to imagine how, if strategically covered with some sort of insulating material, such a criss-crossed design could be used to build affordable residences for low-impact home enthusiasts.

The shell-like structure is called Bowooss, which, roughly translated, stands for “bionic optimized wood shells with sustainability”. The pavilion’s perforated design resembles a bug’s shell or oval-shaped beehive. Although it’s more open than enclosed, the structure demonstrates both remarkable strength and portability.

The unique pattern used to construct this pavilion lets in natural light from every angle, while still providing lightweight, sustainable shelter. It’s easy to imagine how, if strategically covered with some sort of insulating material, such a criss-crossed design could be used to build affordable residences for low-impact home enthusiasts.

For now, the Bowooss  pavilion offers a unique place to relax on campus while also testing a new technique for architects to consider. The pavilion was even outfitted with swinging hammocks for passersby to rest in.

+ Bowooss

Via Contemporist

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  1. ShantiMikel September 3, 2012 at 8:09 am

    This could also be used for an urban (or rural come to think of it)indoor “out-door” space for communities to use as a meeting, recreational or informal educational space.

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