Stretching the point

Spiky’s design was based on a tensile fabric structure pushed and pulled in different and opposing directions to create the desired form.

Black pvc stretched as it has never been before has earned Alsop Architects’ Spiky pod at Queen Mary Medical School the soubriquet of ‘the largest fetish object in London’. Achieving the dramatic shape forced the specialist engineers and subcontractors to push the boundaries of their skills too.

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