Model, Knitted Textile Pavilion, PolyThread, 2015
Sabin’s architectural forms are inspired by nature and mathematics. Shown here is a model for PolyThread (2016), 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.
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Its dimensions are
H x W: 27.9 × 35.6 cm (11 × 14 in.)
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.