A Bio-Plastic temple in the Polymer Valley

After developing a series of experiments with bio-plastic made from potato starch, glycerine and vinegar, Marilu Valente created a digital form-finding technique which uses the same principles as the elastic material. Below is a plan of the resulting building, a bio-polymer centre in the Polymer Valley in Thelford, U.K. We will be updating this post soon but wanted you to see how a complex three-dimensional Architecture can still be communicated through a beautiful 2D plan.

#PotatoStarchIsTheFuture

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Plan of the bio-plastic temple by Marilu Valente
Plan of the bio-plastic temple by Marilu Valente
Plan of the bio-plastic temple by Marilu Valente