Performative proliferations of architectural components
Final scale model
Final scale model detail
Dynamic prototype where five pumps were controlled by an Arduino, in order to know how much air was going out/was needed
Air pumping system
Moving prototype detail
Final genotype used for the architectural proposal
Concept for an inflatable pavillion for concerts based on a parametric system where the amount of air inflated defines different positions of the same component.
A single mesh of flexible components allows the positioning of two layers of inflatable’s units, creating a system able to curve in four different directions. The mash uses two different components, that properly oriented allow different curves.
The use of inflatable units assures the system to be very light and to use the lowest amount possible of materials.
Grasshopper study of one of the intermediate components
Study of the final proliferation
Final result: a parametric wall made out of 12 different components
Three polystyrene molds were milled, each containing four different shapes for the components
All twelve components were hand casted
Each component was made out of four layers of plastered bands and two of metal wire nets
When dry, all components were painted
All components were conneted with eleven-custom made aluminium joints, all different from each others
One week workshop in collaboration with Elisava, Escola Superior de Disseny i Enginyeria de Barcelona .
The workshop was centered around the definition of a component, its proliferation with Grasshopper and its fabrication .
The parametric system had to be designed and fabricated (by cnc milling a mold and casting the components in plaster and metal) in five days.