Tuesday, 2 August 2016

The Elytra Filament Pavilion


Another interesting architectural construction, a short distance from those around the Serpentine Gallery, is The Elytra Filament Pavilion installation at the V&A's Madjeski Garden, which was created by architects and engineers from the University of Stuttgart. It is inspired apparently, by the delicate wing structure of flying beetles and created from carbon filaments. There is a robot in situ which makes the filaments so that the installation will expand during its residency but sadly it wasn't working when I visited.









The installation casts lovely shadows in the sunshine that reminded me of the beautiful, huge, globular light fixtures in the cafe.




The Elytra Filament Pavilion
until 6th November
V&A Museum
Cromwell Road
London
www.vam.ac.uk