This animation explains the process in which the inflatables are applied into a building.
First, the composition of the overall building, starts with the secondary structure, which are the party walls, the floor plates and the circulation.
Cables are tied together across the party walls, which will hold the inflatables into place
Once they are positioned on top of the temporary structure, they start to inflate and deform, developing an aggregation of complex shapes, which define the geometry of the roof.
The roof spans between the party walls.
As well as the cables, these entities are temporary, working as mold for the structure.
After the roof is defined, the facade is composed by the aggregation of bundles that contains the rigid entities, stacking between each other by the positive and negative geometry. These bundles are assembled by several smaller objects, which are represented with the blue color.
Carbon Fiber comes into pre-cured modules, wrapping the entities on the roof and on the facade.
Then, they start to deform accordingly to the geometry of the inflatables, which happens on the top and on the side.
After this technique, the inflatables on the roof are removed and a translucent fabric comes and encloses the building.
The rigid inflatables stay on the front facade, achieving an expressive tectonic from the interior and exterior.
People are able to experience the lightweight tectonic of the carbon fiber on the roof, from below, from the side and the top.
In conclusion, this thesis has discovered that once inflatables are hardened or rigidized, they can keep complex geometry develop and together with carbon fiber, achieves a lightweight expressive tectonic.