Measurement of inflatable systems requires a different approach to measurement. Closed inflatable systems work in tension with the pressure of the air trapped supporting the outer fabric. In most cases this leads to the organic arrangement of fabric that cannot be simly measured as it lacks straight lines. In order to correctly measure the system I photographed, scanned and traced the object. The TOP ELEVATION shows a part which has been included to give the measurements of the rest of the image context/ point of reference. PLAN (TOP ELEVATION) Sectioning the system which deforms when a load is placed on it was difficult. Not only are the internal sections out of reach but also largely hidden. Consequentially I had to come up with a way that created as little deformation and provided measurements. I placed skewers into the gaps to get a feeling of the central shape and then measured their distance from a reference point.
SECTION (TOP ELEVATION)