February 15, 2023

Food for the future population: Vertical Farming

Global warming and increasing population negatively affect our basic needs for food and agriculture. Food insecurity, logistics, and various economic reasons also play an important role in the expansion of urban farms.

BamX!, a computationally designed bamboo pavilion

The Geometric Computing Laboratory of EPFL has developed a new structural system called X-Shells for deployable grid shells. This system utilizes a scissor linkage mechanism that allows an X-Shell to transform from a compact state to a specific 3D shape.

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