FRP ‘twigs’: embedding fabric materiality
LifeObject is an architectural interpretation of a natural structure where engineered, industrial materials stand in for nature’s readymade resources. In the bird’s nest twigs are arranged carefully to form a resilient, lightweight and robust structure. Through humanly engineered fibre composites, which are embedded with design approaches and performative capabilities derived from nature, we have created a lightweight, resilient structure. Relying on the composite’s fabric materiality, we transpose the variety, lightness, and functionality of the nest’s twigs into the world of design.
Book chapter : LifeObject: Merging Biology & Architecture. Sternthal books inc. 2016