INTER.ONE Tools for Architecture

Tools for Architecture is a research unit based at the Architectural Association in London formed by a team of architecture undergraduate students and lead by Space Popular directors Lara Lesmes and Fredrik Hellberg. Work at TFA aims to develop new experience driven design methods.

Extended Brief 2017-18 AA.INTER.ONE

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Pneumatic Structural Elements

 

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The above elements explore how the air-beam technology can be used in production of long,  closed and mobile structural elements.

 

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The second set of elements explores the possibility of using Tensairity beam principles and applying them to  arch shaped , straight, and torus elements. The only difference would be that the tension elements would be steel cables instead of steel rods, allowing the elements to be deployed and transported.

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For the final set of inflatable elements I have used Drop Stitch technology as well as a principle of isolated air chambers. This structural elements are the lightest out all the proposed, so could be used when the structure gains significant amount of layers.