Credit where credit is due: the robots that molded and stitched together the plywood pieces for this pavilion—according to the team of researchers and students from the University of Stuttgart that was behind it, "the first of its kind to employ industrial sewing of wood elements on an architectural scale." Those robots did a heck of a job. Also, some credit to the sea urchin for inspiring the shape of the pieces. Clearly it wasn't something that the sea urchin set out to do, but props nonetheless. Keep doing what you're doing, sea urchin. You're doing great.
• Robotically fabricated pavilion by University of Stuttgart students is based on sea-urchin shells [Dezeen]