2010_SMARTGEOMETRY WORKSHOP

The goal of the workshop group is to explore the use of inflatable fabric envelopes using the dual membrane principle used in inflatable tube kites where tension resistant membrane and air tight bladders are separated allowing for lightweight, strong structures with a relatively high level of shape control and the ability to use standard sewing techniques for construction. Participants are encouraged to experiment with new uses for those techniques in the architectural and engineering context such as possibly inflatable molds or lightweight structures and build prototypes to test them by combining parametric and computational modeling techniques with digital fabrication and sewing. (No prior experience with sewing necessary)

950_2010_INTERIORS_Badaling Golf Clubhouse

CLUSTER
Inflatable Fabric Envelops

LOCATION
Barcelona, Spain

WORKSHOP
SmartGeometry Conference 2010

DESIGN / ARCHITECT
Gaston Carrio

WORKSHOP TUTORS
Axel Killian: Computational Design School of Architecture – Princeton University
Adam Davis: Specialist Modelling Group – Foster + Partners Architects

SOFTWARE
Generative Components / Rhinoceros / Surfplan

MATERIALS
Dracon Fabric
Polyurethan Bladders

950_2010_INTERIORS_Badaling Golf Clubhouse

950_2010_INTERIORS_Badaling Golf Clubhouse

950_2010_INTERIORS_Badaling Golf Clubhouse

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