“Our goal isn’t to make buildings out of skis. It’s to show that we can use uncontrolled and uncontrollable materials with a sufficient level of confidence in the structure’s safety and performance. It’s an exercise, a manifesto, that shows there are some interesting things to be done in this relatively unexplored field”
Very cool proof of concept from the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland. Researchers used 210 skis and 300 bolts to construct the pavilion and explore recovered materials’ role in tomorrow’s civil engineering. I feel like a few of you might already be drawing blueprints in your head for your own ski structure….best of luck.
[image from memegenerator.net]