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In an era of advanced CAD operation, construction of complex 3D forms from sheets of paper may look endearingly old-fashioned.

But architecture students at the University of Luton have adopted the principles of Russian professor Anton Vranka, apparently the world's leading exponent of architectonic bionic modelling.As well as producing visually interesting designs, the techniques help senior lecturers teach students about the relationship between 2D planning and 3D form in, say, the geometrics of stadia design.Find out more from Adrian Dobson on 01582 489230.

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