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On my recent visit to Hong Kong, I spotted this glass sculpture which is possibly the largest Yoshimura pattern ever built (familiar to those who study cylindrical shell buckling). It's in the new exhibition centre on Hong Kong Island (video courtesy of Dr Arthur England of the University of Nottingham).
Still image (JPEG)
Movie clip (MPEG)
(includes a human for scale).
A Yoshimura pattern folded
from a flat piece of card.
Written by Khurram Wadee