FRAME captures ICD Aggregate Pavilion 2018 by Karola Dierichs, the first architectural space built entirely from designed granules, which are only found in rubbing contact, representing the latest results of 10 years of research into materials for architecture. Such unbound granular materials show the unique property to obtain both the stable character of a solid material and the rapid reconfigurability of a fluid. If custom-designed particles are deployed, granular materials can form self-supporting spatial enclosures while remaining fully reconfigurable and reusable. 70.000 star-like, white particles are made from recycled plastics. They are poured by a rapidly deployable, large scale robot system.
Karola Dierichs, ICD Aggregate Pavilion 2018, image via