This outdoor YouTube theater by Cranbrook Academy of Art student Aaron Jones was constructed with zip ties and fence piping:
The structure itself is comprised of post processed chain link fence pipe selected for its inherent ability to form an interlocking system that erects in about a day. The physical manipulation of the material was achieved with a manual pipe bender and an ability to replicate effect through “pumps” of the equipment. When all conditions remain constant, a specific number of pumps will consistently produce a specific angle within the part. This consistency allows for an informed input into a digital design interface that could produce a predictable output for fabrication and in turn form a system with which to produce architecture. The ability of the system to form wall, structure, and also conceal component (audio + video) wiring evokes a “plug and play” operation that requires little to no education for the user.
The theater uses campus WiFi for connectivity and lets viewers control the playback with their docked smartphone. I, for one, think it looks perfect for watching selections from the enormous library of MAKE video content!