Thanks to innovative design, this bamboo art exhibit looks like it's floating
The pavilion was set up in Jerusalem to reflect 'an inspiring play of shadows and lights.'
Visit the campus of the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem and you'll see hundreds of canes of solid bamboo, fused together with ropes and 3D-printed joints, all anchored with concrete footers. And somehow, this massive structure appears to be floating on air.
The odd and striking sculpture is the culmination of months of work by students who assembled the piece over the summer. They were guided by Israeli architect Barak Pelman, who's also a teacher at the school.
It's meant to introduce new design possibilities and applications, Pelman said, and offer a "non-standard solution" in 3D-printed parts. He also said the pavilion can be reassembled with different configurations in different locations. So stay tuned ... you may see it in a new location sometime soon.
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