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PolyThread Knitted Textile Pavilion, PolyThread

This is a PolyThread knitted textile pavilion. It was engineered by Arup. It is dated 2015–2016. Its medium is 3d seamless whole garment digitally knit cone elements; photoluminescent, solar active and drake yarns; twill tape; aluminum tubing.

Sabin’s architectural forms are inspired by nature and mathematics. PolyThread (2016) is a temporary pavilion commissioned for Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial. This knitted textile structure employs photoluminescent and solar active yarns that absorb, collect, and deliver light. Portable and lightweight, such a structure could be used outdoors to absorb light from the sun during the day and release it at night.

  • 3D-printed Model, Polybrick
  • 3d-printed nylon.
  • Courtesy of Jenny Sabin Studio and Sabin Design Lab, Cornell Architecture.
  • s-e-1765-a,b
  • Prototype, PolyBrick series
  • glazed ceramic, maltodextrin, alcohol.
  • Courtesy of Jenny Sabin Studio and Sabin Design Lab, Cornell Architecture.
  • 35.2015.4

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This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.

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