The ‘Termite Pavilion’ is a six square meter walk-in wooden structure inspired by the inside of a Namibian termite mound that was on display at the Pestival, a festival dedicated to insects, in London last year. The ‘Termite Pavilion’ allowed Pestival goers a unique insight into these extraordinary organic forms.
The piece is in part based on the pioneering work of Dr Rupert Soar of Loughborough University’s School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering and the TERMES (Termite Emulation of Regulatory Mound Environments by Simulation) project, a team of international experts based in Namibia who have created the first ever 3D scans of termite mounds. The termite mound scan was then scaled up to a size that allowed humans to move about the sensational structure.
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