Students of Ball State Construct Parametric Tensegrity Structure for Local Art Fair

© Gernot Riether

A group of architecture students from Ball State University, together with professors Gernot Riether and Andrew Wit, have transformed a post-industrial landscape in Muncie, Indiana, into a new destination for the city’s local art fair with the construction of the Underwood Pavilion. The tensegrity structure, made from 56 lightweight, self-shading modules of Elastan fabric, provides visitors with refuge from the sun and framed views of the surrounding landscape. 

More about the structure, after the break.

Tank Street Bridge or Kurilpa Bridge / Baulderstone Hornibrook Queensland & Cox Rayner Architects

Architects: Baulderstone Hornibrook Queensland & Cox Rayner Architects
Location: Brisbane,
Design year: 2007
Construction year: 2008-2009
Structural Engineer: Baulderstone Hornibrook Queensland Pty Ltd and Engineers
Budget: $63,3 million
Images: Cox Rayner Architects