SECURING INFLATABLES 2

I wonder¬†if it is worth the effort to create the inflatable. It doesn’t look good ūüôĀ

Fog tent mechanism. This uses tension in the hard sheet material to create a convex curve. A quarter of this fog tent looks just like the entrance of my own design. This method will drive a pole in the middle of my design. Not good.
Geodesic hub connector

 

Scalable polygonal and polyhedral geometric construction system

Cantilever’s supports

I searched for cantilever products to come up with a clean and sleek solution, and was inspired by the following items:

This is my favourite. It looks light and does not obstruct space or break the form as much as the current design.

Inflatable architecture references from Pinterest

Cantilever inflatable, both sides touching ground. Indents on the surface because of the supports within the inflatable.
Many inflatable pieces in one base.
Cantilever inflatable rain machine. I find that it is hard for the dome to be cantilever without many supports, and without a base. Base makes it look heavy in my opinion. Idealistically it can be like this cantilever rain machine.

 

UPDATES:

Entrance. The different “pieces of inflatables” are connected to form 2 major pieces. Turnbuckles and cables pull the inflatable back to ensure it is erect.

One large floor panel and 3 curved floor panels connected to the large center piece. Material: Marine board for all. Perhaps base center can be disconnected for transportation.
Looking from the interior; Steel rods connect the center base to the Marine board below the inflatables. Inflatables connected are pegged down to the marine board. On second thought this looks messy (unclean).

 

UPDATES: CANTILEVER UMBRELLA SUPPORTS

I removed the gears and knobs and opted for an accessorising approach when designing the supports for the exhibition. This adds a little interest rather than using boring technical details. There will be 2 supports to a 1/2 hemisphere. 

 

4 thoughts on “SECURING INFLATABLES 2”

    1. A cantilever umbrella? I think, flags can be pegged on the cables at eye level to catch the attention of passerbys.

      Otherwise, I will try that out after I redo the speaker and projector. Peer, for scaled model can I simplify the supports to a simple stick for a pole and a wire thread for a cable?  I have to send it to finalised print latest by tomorrow or I will not be able to follow my timeline to prepare for everything else.

  1. 1. A cantilever umbrella? I think, flags can be pegged on the cables at eye level to catch the attention of passerbys.  SOUNDS OK

    2. Peer, for scaled model can I simplify the supports to a simple stick for a pole and a wire thread for a cable? OK

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