• Inflatable Sculpture Pavilion

    Inflatable Sculpture Pavilion
    florence ITALY

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

    AmniosyA (marino MORETTI, marco CARRATELLI, fabio FORCONI, natalia GIACOMINO, lucia LUNGHI, elvira PERFETTO, lorenzo PIANIGIANI, & leonardo PILATI): The idea came up from a study on the main functions associated with research for a dynamic organism. The structure developed across a regular shape, a rectangle that from a transversal deformation ideally gives back a parallelogram. This form is self-organized and is altered in a two-dimensional or three-dimensional way, following a symmetrical order.

    The project generated is both complex and fluid, it’s a continuous element that refers formally to bone structure.
    This structure is pivotal point of the whole project, partially characterized by “skins” stretched out between the different forms, determining the spaces and hierarchy of its functions.

    This structure wishes to convey its substantial and aeriform soul through the utilization of a water-repellent PVC with semitransparent gray weave. An evanescent but immediate bony structure that, for the importance of its function, reduces or thickens: the resulting perception is immediate and intense. The final feeling is a dematerialized object that shows the visual and perceptive permeability of the different environments.

    The conference hall has 32 extendable seats, with the space immediately accessible from both entrances. It can be used as a hallway, meeting area or as an additional space for the conference hall.

    The “skins” that separate these spaces were conceived as elements able to develop some visual projections, and are characterized by micro-holes spaced 10cm from the perimeter, the micro-holes being used for better ventilation of the indoor environment.
    With regards to the material, we decided to use 100% recyclable PVC in polyesters. The seams are heat bonded because of the irregularity of the individual elements that have been joined. The pavilion is illuminated by fluorescent tubes positioned inside. A coloured gel influences the atmosphere of the structure with theatrical results, sometimes affecting the intensity of the light.
    The light intensity is also influenced by the ambient light. The outdoor space has been decorated with a punctuated light system
    The control of the weather conditions is partially regulated. It is advisable to monitor the structure in case of extreme weather conditions.

    The structures are conceived as systems of air flow: air rejects the water and does not allow it penetrate inside the structure hindering its progress until the ground. The structure is fixed to the soil through pivots.

    sP: What or who influenced this project?
    AmniosyA: Bones structures, structures of Yona Friedman, Archigram, Frei Otto.

    sP: What were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
    AmniosyA: Reading: On growth and form, D’arcy Wentworth Thompson, Bartlett Design speculating with architecture, AD Architectural Design 1/1973 – Pneumatic structures, Event structures and Archigram Catalogue (Montecarlo); listening: Rolling Stones, Lynyrd Skynyrd; watching: Eyeball Kick.

    sP: Whose work is currently on your radar?
    AmniosyA: Matias del Campo and Sandra Sallinger (SPAN), Alisa Andrasek, Kokkugia, and Lars Spuybroek.

    Additional credits and links:

    AmniosyA (blog)

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    • BR Says:

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    • Evolution Dome Says:

      This inflatable event structure looks amazing! Nice work!