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Pop-Up Bowooss Bionic Research Pavilion Inspired by Nature’s Efficiency

Posted By Beth Buczynski On August 30, 2012 @ 5:12 pm In Architecture,biomimicry,carousel showcase,Design,Gallery | 1 Comment

Bowooss, Bionic Research Pavilion, Germany, architecture, green building, biomimicry, nature

The shell-like structure is called Bowooss [4], 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 [5] 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 [6]

Via Contemporist [7]

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URLs in this post:

[1] Saarland University: http://www.uni-saarland.de/en/

[2] sustainable design: http://inhabitat.com/tag/sustainable-design/

[3]  : http://inhabitat.com/pop-up-bowooss-bionic-research-pavilion-inspired-by-natures-efficiency/bowooss-pop-up-research-pavilion-2/?extend=1

[4] Bowooss: http://bowooss.de/index.htm

[5] natural light: http://inhabitat.com/tag/natural-light

[6] + Bowooss: http://inhabitat.combowooss.de

[7] Contemporist: http://www.contemporist.com/2012/08/28/the-bowooss-bionic-inspired-research-pavilion/

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