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* Architecture: One Ocean by Soma – Thematic Pavilion for Yeosu Expo 2012

Posted by the editors on Friday, 11 May 2012

Architecture: One Ocean by Soma – Thematic Pavilion for Yeosu Expo 2012: “..a kinetic facade of fins which move in ocean-like patterns. spanning 140 meters, the elevation undulates from 3 to 13 meters in height. topographical lines along the roof translate into 108 vertical lamellas to control solar gain and then begin to open and close in a choreographed sequence after the sun sets. compressive forces are imposed upon the blades made of glass fiber reinforced polymers, a material high in tensile strength with low bending stiffness allowing for repeated and reversible elastic deformations. upper and lower motors generate a side rotation with a screw spindle driven by a computerized servomotor..”  Striking form, fascinating presence..

image: courtesy of soma; article: Designboom

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