Earlier in January, students at MIT built a remarkably diverse array of lightweight structures from just two components: fabric and water. The structures are created by first shaping the fabric with various supports and forms. Water is added, and the Boston winter transforms the fabric into rigid ice shells, which are then inverted and placed on the ground. The technique is inspired by the work of Swiss structural engineer Heinz Isler. The structures are built during the annual MIT workshop, Forces Frozen.
photos via Forces Frozen