PROJECT : Inflatable Shading Device
This page exists to document the ISD project made by Mario di Sibio, Stefano Nastasi and Matthieu Brossette during the DFP workshop of DBD Mastere at ENPC

Introduction

The project is related to environmental awareness in building design. We aim at providing a shading system for facade Inspired by inflatable architecture and folding technics, we wondered about a way to shade buildings when temperature goes too high on a facade.

Inspiration

©Inflate
© Aedas Architects - Al Bahar towers
Origami
We got strong inspiration from origami folding art. By looking a bit further into architecture field, we observe that this technic is already used to enhance building properties, and to go from a static to a dynamic behavior of buildings. The inflatable and elastic properties of some materials, like plastic of fabric, is also considered here to enjoy a low-energy-consumption transformation of building parts.

Resources

Hardware

  • Laser Cut, Trotec Speedy 400
  • 3D Printer, Prusa i3 mk3
  • 3D Printer, Dimension Elite
  • Arduino Uno

Software

  • Rhinoceros 6
  • Kangaroo Physics
  • Arduino IDE

Materials

  • MDF 3mm
  • ABS Filament
  • Elastic fabric
  • Thick paper sheet
  • Thin plastic sheet
  • Seringe, 100ml
  • Plastic tube
  • Step motors

Goals

Draft

Inspiration
Folding test
Plastic merging test

Simulation

Folding simulation - frame 12
Folding simulation - frame 100
BASE TRIANGLE.3dm
51KB
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3DM File for simulation (mesh is in layer 5)
SIMULATION.gh
16KB
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Grasshopper simluation file

Making

Seringe holder
Sering holder with the sering and the stepper connected
PumpStepper.ino
720B
Binary
INO code to make the stepper works properly
BASE TRIANGLE_2.3dm
44KB
Binary
3DM file for laser cutting the folding part of the project