Evolution of Shell Lace Structure

Tonkin Liu

For six years, through both research and practice architects Tonkin Liu have been developing a pioneering tailored surface structural technique with structural engineers Arup. This unique shell-lace structure integrates the 500 million year-old structural principles of seashells and the ancient art of tailoring with today’s powerful digital tools, resulting in stunning geometric forms that gain strength and lock in stiffness through curvature and corrugation.

London, 2014, 20 x 25cm, illustrated, 156pp, paperback.

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