Inflatable Architecture

This inhabitable inflatable structure was designed and constructed over the course of three weeks among a team of 14 students. The design, conceived by student Rachel Hrobon as a room that was simultaneously one large space and three different spaces, consists of three large cone-line shapes that meet in the middle. The pressure of the continuously running fan allows the structure to have an opening for entry, and this design also featured open ends atop the cones to introduce light and frame views of the sky above. The design was panelized digitally, fabricated with large plastic sheets cut on an industrial knife cutter, and assembled using heated foot sealers.

STATUS: Academic Design/Build, 3-week class project with 14 students
MY ROLE: Fabricator
DATE:  Fall 2016
LOCATION: Ann Arbor, MI