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Thomas Heatherwick: The Rolling Bridge

Found this wonderful design via we-make-money-not-art. It’s a flexible, contracting pedestrian bridge by Thomas Heatherwick, which collapses upon itself to create an octagonal shape when not in use. It’s all hydraulics, and it looks fascinating.

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He’s also currently working on an innovative Japanese buddhist temple design, based on folded/crumpled/draped fabric:

Thomas Heatherwick: Interview

UPDATED: these additional photos from PingMag!

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