Adaptive Pneumatic

London ,England

The purpose of this project is to create adaptive extensions for the London design museum, by identify biological organizations of Blue dragon that due to their trans formative performance show a high potential for architectural appropriation, analyses and abstract the processes that underlie their Metamorphosis.
The focus of this project is to create a combination between two systems the pneumatic system and origami pattern ,and apply that’s system in different functions, when it’s inflate affecting on the origami to open and close to get the light exposure or to be as seating area.
Because of their non-linear properties, differential material capacities and multiple states of stability, pneumatic systems are well suited to the construction of highly articulated structures that are transparent, lightweight and rapidly deployable. To develop a design that would suit the shelter typology, the project explored pneumatic systems on three scales: single cushion, group of cushions, and overall assembly of a shelter unit.
To deliver additional performance capacity to the system. The sectional differentiation of the pneumatic shelters is based on aerodynamics, so as to stabilize it and modulate the light and temperature conditions of the interior. The distribution pattern of the Origami on these cushions contributes to the modulation of solar penetration and visual exposure.


Ziwar Al Nouri
Roy Kim
Banafsheh Fahimipour