Jenny Sabin. Polythread knitted textile pavilion at Cooper Hewitt

The latest installation of the innovative architect Jenny Sabin, The Polythread Knitted Textile Pavilion, is on display until August 21 at the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum as part of the Design Triennal.


Jenny Sabin employed mathematics, biology, science and design to create a lightweight textile framework made out of digitally knitted 3D elements, twill tape and aluminum tubing that absorbs sunlight and releases it during the night.


The architect Jenny Sabin is known for her interdisciplinary research, investigating the intersections of architecture and science, and applying insights and theories from biology and mathematics to the design of material structures.


Photo credits: Jenny Sabin


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