Shell Lace Structure is a tailored, single surface structural technique invented by the London based architecture practice Tonkin Liu. The result of five years of intense practice-based research in collaboration with engineers at Arup, the technique integrates structural principles expressed in 500 million years of variation in shells, the ancient art of tailoring, and cutting edge digital manufacturing technology, resulting in ultra-strong, lightweight, and visually unique architectural structures.
RIBA | Show & Tell Tuesdays: The Evolution of Shell Lace Structure, 09/09, 30/09, 07/10, reserve place through Tonkin Liu: email@example.com | twitter: @tonkinliu
The exhibition has been extended until the 18th October. And there is now a talk at the RIBA on the 7th of October at 6:15, which can be booked through the RIBA.