This year's Architonic Concept Space III provides Oskar Zieta and his team with a platform for implementing an architectural project with this new technology for the first time. "We now have the opportunity to demonstrate our research results and to acquire the kind of experience which only a full-scale project can offer", says Mr Zieta.
The modular structural system, which consists of a number of identical and stackable geometrical spatial structures, is made up of inflated sections welded together robotically. A well-balanced equilibrium of traction and pressure forces gives the structures maximum stability. By arranging them symmetrically a space is created with a design that features prominent joints and relatively narrow rods, somewhat reminiscent of the structure of a bone, and with a static principle that invites a number of comparisons.
Blown up sheet metal models in smaller scale