Elytra Filament Pavilion at the V&A Museum

The striking Elytra Filament Pavilion at London’s V&A Museum, inspired by beetles and constructed by robots.

Elytra Filament Pavilion at London’s V&A Museum for Engineering Season, created by a team of architects and engineers from the University of Stuttgart.



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The pavilion situated at the John Madejski garden, built using a robotic production process, explores the ‘impact of emerging robotic technologies on architectural design.’

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Achim Menges at the opening of the pavilion, said:



“This is a live research project. One of the most exciting materials we’ve found are fibre-reinforced plastics – it’s also interesting to see that nature also uses fibrous composites.”

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