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Air Bone forms part of a continual exploration into the structural and geometrical potentials of pneumatics. Air Bone was an installation produced as a workshop carried out with students at the Technical University of Graz in 2011.
The aim of the workshop was to investigate different construction methods and complex geometrical arrangements to create smoother joints. The purpose of which was to determine a more effective and efficient performative system, with a high structural performance while obtaining innovative spaces. High levels of computation, material logics, and physical modelling were used during the design process. The preparation of flattened cutting patterns out of double curved surfaces presented one of the main challenges during the workshop. Installations such as Air Bone, form our ongoing research into the application and qualities of adaptive pneumatics.
We are still continuing our explorations in pneumatics. In one of our workshops, carried out with students in the Technical University of Graz, we did an installation entitled’ Airbone’. Air Bone aimed to explore more complex geometrical arrangements and smoother joints to achieve better structural performance while obtaining innovative spaces via a per formative system. The design process included high level of computation, material logics, and fabrication. One of the challenges involved was to prepare flattened cutting patterns out of double curved surfaces. This is the extension of the adaptive pneumatic research and further explorations are currently being pursued.
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