BioWall by Studio Loop.pH

The British design Studio Loop.pH forwards the “BioWall” project that was acquired by the Museum of Modern Art in New York following the exhibition ‘Design & the Elastic Mind’ on the 24th of May back in 2008. The BioWall, an upgraded version of their older “Sonumbra de Vincy”, is a sophisticated hand woven three-dimensional structure with animated lace and soundscape that can be crafted into lace-like surfaces of any proportion and shape.

Sonumbra

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This current construction is not designated for mass manufacture but aimed at the idea that individuals can craft their environment and begin to value, assimilate & benefit the geometries of life. “The notion of craft is fundamental to us, because with a crafted object comes an emotional durability and longevity” said the designers.

Design and the Elastic Mind

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Concerning the technical field of the project, fibreglass rods are curved into rings and well-attached together in order to constitute a vigorous and flexible tension-compression mechanism. The structure is self-similar which allows adaptation on any desired scale and can be observed in the natural environment in the formation of bubbles, living cells and water molecules.

Biowall

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Additionally, the BioWall structure can become an indoor, living wall that segregates space & refreshes the air with plants by creeping and crawling around it.

By Depy Charalampidou

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