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Deflateables Imagine 02 | Ulrich Knaack, Tillman Klein, Marcel Bilow | 9789064506574

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Deflateables

Imagine 02

Auteur:Ulrich Knaack, Tillman Klein, Marcel Bilow

Uitgever:010

ISBN: 978-90-6450-657-4

  • Paperback
  • Engels
  • 128 pagina's
  • 5 mei 2008

Pneumatic structures have been thoroughly investigated and developed during the 1960s. However, the energy crisis and aesthetic developments impeded the use of these structures as a mainstream construction method. Nowadays, they are typically used in special areas of architecture and design.

Deflateables concentrates on the very limited knowledge of vacuum constructions and develops a range of aesthetic, technical and functional design possibilities. However, very few designs that use pressurized constructions have actually been realized, even right down to the present day - despite the fact that this technology offers simple, positive aspects: the air pressure of the earth can be used as a stabilizing and form-giving parameter, creating a specific and inspiring shape. In addition, the very nature of this technology provides varying degrees of thermal and acoustic insulation. Of course, there are weak points such as potential leakage and the need for high pressurization of the construction; but new material technologies and specific structural concepts will bring solutions to such issues.


Imagine is a series of publications that investigates technology and material development to provide architects and designers with ideas for their design.

Imagine 01: Façades
Imagine 02: Deflateables
Imagine 03: Performance Driven Envelopes
Imagine 04: Rapids
Imagine 05: Energy
Imagine 06: Reimagining the envelope
Imagine 07: Reimagining Housing



Reimagining Housing


Pneumatic structures have been thoroughly investigated and developed during the 1960s. However, the energy crisis and aesthetic developments impeded the use of these structures as a mainstream construction method. Nowadays, they are typically used in special areas of architecture and design.

The book 'Deflateables' concentrates on the very limited knowledge of vacuum constructions and develops a range of aesthetic, technical and functional design possibilities. However, very few designs that use pressurized constructions have actually been realized, even right down to the present day - despite the fact that this technology offers simple, positive aspects: the air pressure of the earth can be used as a stabilizing and form-giving parameter, creating a specific and inspiring shape. In addition, the very nature of this technology provides varying degrees of thermal and acoustic insulation. Of course, there are weak points such as potential leakage and the need for high pressurization of the construction; but new material technologies and specific structural concepts will bring solutions to such issues.

Exploiting the possibilities of extremely light and energetically active constructions, deflateables are one of the promising fields of architectural and design developments. The chance to create structures that can move and react to requests such as user and climate requirements as well as formative demands lifts this topic onto the level of a realistic and usable technology for as-yet unknown design possibilities.

Imagine is a series of publications that investigates technology and material development to provide architects and designers with ideas for their design.

Imagine 01: Façades
Imagine 02: Deflateables
Imagine 03: Performance Driven Envelopes
Imagine 04: Rapids
Imagine 05: Energy
Imagine 06: Reimagining the envelope
Imagine 07: Reimagining Housing



Reimagining Housing


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