(Almost) daily architectural musings and imagery from New York City
explain this!!! what is happening here?
Very interesting. I would also love to know how this works.
According to the Scientific American article linked in the post, "The system...consists of a thin sheet of resin–fiberglass composite, just a few centimeters across, segmented into 32 triangular panels separated by flexible silicone joints. Some of the joints have heat-sensitive actuators that bend 180 degrees when warmed by an electric current, folding the sheet over at that joint. Depending on the program used, the sheet will conduct a series of folds to yield the boat or airplane shape in about 15 seconds."
It´s known as memory structure, and it´s very used in the modern architecture, you must think in the uses that the combination of forms may offer us to create a newest buildings or interiors desings.
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