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MONDAY Cube

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As an introduction to the laws and physics of inflatable strctures, we constructed a simple cube, using plastic and tape. To provide a constant flow of air, we used a smal sized computer-fan.


TUESDAY Pyramid

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To further investigate the spacial posibilites of inflatable structures, we upped the scale and created a steep pyramid-shape, which allowed space for one person standing upright. In this structure, we also applied a zipper-lock, for entering/exiting the space.


TUESDAY Pyramid

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WEDNESDAY Tent

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Our second assignment involved designing an inflatable structure related to the human body/scale, using a 2 by 6m piece of plastic. Our initial idea; to build a dome- strucuture made up of smaller components, proved inconveniant and required a vast amount of stapled unions. We then started drawing a tent-like structure, inspired by the structural pattern of a leaf. This design seemed possible, however, it would require more material.


WEDNESDAY Tent

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The final design, was a simple structure consisting of two crossed U-beams, connected in the top, creating a small shelter, with space for one person sitting down.


WEDNESDAY Tent

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THURSDAY Inflatable City

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Teaming up with another group of 4, we were given the task of designing a “sidestreet� to the inflatable city. We first started drawing spaces which forced its visitors to follow its form and shape, by crouching, standing up, or lay down. After doing some research on similiar projects, and seeing an example of something that like a collumn, reaching inside the shape, we shifted our focus to bringing the outside into the space, in a way that would mix inside/outside.


THURSDAY Inflatable City

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In order to do this we used a simple donut-shaped form; a tunnel with a radius of 2.5m, that loops around itself, creating a hole of free-air. This shape was repeated three times; one big version, and two smaller versions, which was connected, creating a shape like an infinity loop.


THURSDAY Inflatable City

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FRIDAY Inflatable City

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