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Video: elastic skin

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Students from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design are experimenting with elastic skin technology from BMW in the search for a new, cost-effective housing model

Funded by RMJM and led by Harvard Professor Frank Barkow and Christopher Bangle, director of group design at BMW, the students are creating futuristic housing concepts.

Their inspiration is the GINA Light Visionary Model car by BMW which has a body of elastic fabric which allows the car’s surface to change aesthetically and in response to performance factors allowing for mass customisation.

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