Forces Frozen: Structures Made From Frozen Fabrics – MIT News

Through the power of shape and curvature, very thin shells can achieve impressive strength and stiffness, even when they are made only from frozen water-soaked fabric. This workshop, aptly titled “Forces Frozen” seeks to push the boundaries of ice shells through design, experimentation and fabrication. (Learn more about Forces Frozen:

This MIT IAP workshop was sponsored by the MIT-SUTD Collaboration. (

Video: Melanie Gonick/MIT
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