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Cutting-Edge Joint Designed by Faculty Member Alexis Rochas Featured by Metropolis

The Octa.Bot joint developed by SCI-Arc faculty member Alexis Rochas is featured in the May 2010 issue of Metropolis magazine.

Octa.Bot […] makes the traditional space frame look like a Rube Goldberg machine… Instead of designing boring old bridges, architects can whip up complex pavilions, houses, and landscapes. (Metropolis, May 2010)

Octa.Bot is a building system with lock-in place swivel joints that provide structures greater freedom of form. Three case-studies of the joint were featured in the recent Still Robot exhibition in the SCI-Arc Gallery. A fourth will show this summer at the first Biennial of the Americas in Denver.

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