I had an assignment from Der Speigel Magazine to photograph the "Silk Pavilion" at the MIT Media Lab, in Cambridge, MA.
"Inspired by the way silkworms weave delicate cocoons from a single strand of silk, the pavilion was created using a base of robot-woven threads wrapping a steel frame, completed by 6,500 live silkworms which were let loose upon this primary structure. Through a combination of careful design of the primary structure and the silkworms’ instinctive preference for darker areas of the pavilion’s surface, the pavilion’s mottled skin finds the mid-point between a scaled-up version of the insects’ own cocoons and a functional space for humans." ( from website MIT Media Lab ArchDaily)
The Silk Pavilion, is a 2 story high, transparent structure hung by wires in the lobby of the MIT Media Lab
This is what it looked like lit:
This is what it looked like when I arrived.