By William McLean

Air can be utilized in a number of how one can make light-weight, versatile constructions. it may be used to make inflatable constructions, cellular constructions, and transitority constructions, it might additionally turn on movable components and act as a way of making structures that might be most unlikely with traditional development equipment. This booklet appears to be like at each aspect of the topic, reading the differing kinds of air constitution: great strain structures, air beam buildings, buoyant buildings, inflatable constructions, and lots of extra. It additionally seems on the building equipment that use air, resembling air-inflated metal, aerated concrete and blow moulding. packed with photos, types, drawings, and diagrams, this is often the fitting ebook for curious scholars, designers and designers.

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The school wanted to provide a dedicated space for students to learn about computing that was something more innovative than a rigid classroom. This soft, cocoon-like inflatable structure provides an area of both visual and acoustic separation. It is nicknamed ‘the brain’ by pupils. The low pressure within the double-skinned inflatable quilt is kept topped-up by a low-powered fan unit. The markings on the outside of the structure describe its technical specifications, including its weight, dimensions and relative air pressure.

To achieve such an apparently complex shape, the designers used parametric design tools and the study of tensile membranes to create doubly curved surfaces. 3 psi) and its energy consumption is equivalent to that of a sandwich toaster. 36 AIR: STRUCTURES AIR-BEAM STRUCTURES 39 Angus Brown’s Loose Geometry and Memory Joint project. 40 AIR: STRUCTURES Loose Geometry: Memory Joints Angus Brown University of Westminster, London. 1975 A geodesic structure is created with a series of inflated members forming the struts.

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