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By William McLean

ISBN-10: 1780674821

ISBN-13: 9781780674827

Air can be utilized in numerous how you can make light-weight, versatile constructions. it may be used to make inflatable constructions, cellular buildings, and transitority structures, it may possibly additionally turn on movable components and act as a method of creating constructions that may be most unlikely with traditional development tools. This booklet appears at each aspect of the topic, reading the differing kinds of air constitution: large strain constructions, air beam constructions, buoyant constructions, inflatable buildings, and lots of extra. It additionally seems on the building equipment that use air, reminiscent of air-inflated metal, aerated concrete and blow moulding. choked with photos, versions, drawings, and diagrams, this can be definitely the right publication for curious scholars, designers and designers.

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The project uses the increased buoyancy of hot air to 60 AIR: STRUCTURES form a canopy that, despite appearances, has to be anchored to the ground, rather than held up from the ground. The design cleverly takes social activities happening within the pavilion (sitting with friends, eating, drinking, keeping warm) and uses the heat generated to create a canopy structure. B U OYA N T A N D L I G H T E R -T H A N - A I R S T R U C T U R E S 61 Cloud Nine Floating Tensegrity Spheres Buckminster Fuller with Shoji Sadao Not Realised.

5 psi) to resist storm conditions. 115) that were decorated by dropping paint from a helicopter. AIR-BEAM STRUCTURES 33 AIR-BEAM STRUCTURES 35 Peace Pavilion Atelier Zündel Cristea (AZC) London, UK. 2013 The Peace Pavilion was exhibited in Museum Gardens in East London’s Bethnal Green during the summer of 2013. The pavilion represents ‘peace … as one of the highest human ideals’, and the designers used a single symmetrical line of tailored inflated tube; lifted up and held down to ground, to explore the blurring of ‘our notions of the inside and outside’.

Using a series of parallel, conjoined air beams, large-spanning enclosures can be created. Air beams can be either high- or low-pressure components. 320 psi) and often require a constant or intermittent air source to top up the pressure. High-pressure air beams are more akin to a pneumatic tyre, where the beam is pressurized and has a valve for occasional maintenance. The fabrication process of an air beam – the PVC-coated woven fabric is stitched and bonded with adhesives. The fabric is doubled up to strengthen areas around air-inlet valves and edges.

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