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The Evolution of Shell Lace Structure

Date uploaded: September 17, 2014

Architects Tonkin Liu have published a new book titled 'The Evolution of Shell Lace Structure', to coincide with an exhibition at the Royal Institute of British Architects, London, which runs from the 3rd of September to the 8th of October 2014.

Shell Lace Structure is a tailored, single surface structural technique invented by the London based architecture practice Tonkin Liu. The result of five years of intense practice-based research in collaboration with engineers at Arup, the technique integrates structural principles expressed in 500 million years of variation in shells, the ancient art of tailoring, and cutting edge digital manufacturing technology, resulting in ultra-strong, lightweight, and visually unique architectural structures.

Practice directors Mike Tonkin and Anna Liu will be delivering a talk as part of the RIBA Perspectives on Architecture series at 6:15pm on the 16th September 2014, at RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London.

For more information or to book a place on the talk click here.