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Elytra Filament Pavilion at the V&A



Bla, bla bla. Words, words, words.
Here's the thing: Do make time to pop into the Victoria and Albert museum's atrium this summer to meet Elytra!




Elytra is the brain-child of researchers in robotic fabrication and biomimicry.
In other words, a robot made this exhibit, imitating nature's technique in creating the armour of a beetle, the elytron - hence the name, Elytra.
 
On the 18 June, there will be a live demonstration and more microfiber "trees" will be added to the existing structure, so there's your chance to witness the advances in this field of experimental architecture.


 
The courtyard at the V&A is truly impressive either way and provides the perfect backdrop for the futuristic Elytra. So much so, that I couldn't help a "wow" as soon as the door opened and I set foot in the atrium.
What's lovely, is that this is a hands-on exhibit, you can walk around and under it and you can even pull up a chair on the lawn and sit in its' shade to gaze for a while.
That's exactly what I did! x

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