Seahorse Skeleton Biomimicry
The skeletal system of the seahorse consists of stacked rings of bony plates that enclose the spine and serve as protective armor. These plates can compress vertically and slide laterally, providing an effective defense mechanism against predators. Studies on the resilience and modularity of a seahorse's skeletal system are used to create an abstract physical analogue and pavilion proposal.
Located on Walnut Street Bridge in West Philadelphia.
Analysis of Seahorse Skeleton
Bristol Board Model
Development of Pavilion