Week 3 | Further studies into Air Form Structure

Compiled by Tan Zhi Sheng and Melvin Wong Weijie

The following compilation (image below) presents a Work-In-Progress morphological chart on a study we completed for Air Form Structure. Utilizing the morphological table from previously, the various teams were tasked to generate a new set of typologies, with the objective of discovering new spatial qualities and morphology. This preliminary study was left incomplete, as we later went on to continue down another route of discovery. Through this study, we set up a system to test pneumatic canopies when a cable system was utilized as the constraint but realized that the results were less than ideal as they were more predictable than expected.

Subsequently, we also did a compilation for the Air Form Spaces component, while in its preliminary stages, it delves deeper into the relationships between human and air. This was completed through an in depth compilation of works by Sean Lally. Author of “Air from other Planets”, Lally describes Architecture in two modes. Firstly, a form of mediation, also a conventional mode of architecture that determines how we interact with our environment. On the other end of the spectrum, the active context surrounding humans can also be defined and designed to be architecture. Introducing ideas like “gradient boundary” and “material energies”, Lally’s ideas influenced our way of approaching pneumatic architecture and incited some exploration into micro climates.

An exploration in creating vertical wind tunnels – in response to Sean Lally’s ideas of material energies and micro climates

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