The research pavilion was inspired by Diatoms. Diatoms are a unicellular type of Phytoplankton. Although they are unicellular, they can form colonies in the shapes of filaments or ribbons.
The aspect that sparked the interest to take this biological-inspired concept was, that these unicellular diatoms lock vertically, their spines act as flaps and due to the shape of their spines they can prevent horizontal displacement. With this principle in mind the students developed a interlocking plug-in system.
Student design project by Arzum Coban and Viktoriya Ivanova, University of Stuttgart.
Design Studio: Flexible Forms- Research Pavilion- Design Project, WS 2017/18