Portable Architecture

By Robert Kronenburg

Attraktive und fundierte Dokumentation mobiler Strukturen. Das Buch dokumentiert nach Anwendungsbereichen gegliedert zahlreiche internationale Beispiele und gibt vielfältige Anregungen für die Entwurfspraxis.

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10. four Powerhouse::UK – a self-contained ephemeral photograph that acts as a foil to the encompassing constructions. supported envelope may be designed, and it might even be outfitted, there will be no time to make any prototypes. The layout paintings will be completely reliant at the calculations supplied by means of Buro Happold and prototyping that had already happened for different tasks with assorted layout parameters comparable to the paintings performed for the united states military cellular shelters (see Case research 12c). regardless of their enthusiasm for the pneumatic constitution technique and their conviction that it may be made to paintings given the time to end up it, the architects determined that the danger of making an formidable constitution with no actual trying out was once too nice, and moved from the concept that of the inflatable constitution doing jobs (structure and pores and skin) to the extra basic certainly one of letting it do exactly one (skin alone). to do that might nonetheless offer them with the picture they transportable structure sought, lessen the erection and dismantling time in comparison with a inflexible approach and in addition, due to this cladding method’s light-weight nature, it will suggest that the assisting constitution may be small in either weight and part (Fig. 10. 5). The adoption of the metal body notion additionally possessed different merits – it intended that the construction layout might have a far more uncomplicated passage throughout the constructional and defense laws within the constrained time that was once on hand, and it will shape a framework for dispersing lights and different prone. an easy metal body approach used to be devised that used regular oblong sections for pace of manufacture and easy key-operated dry joints to permit ease of erection (Fig. 10. 6). The 4 16-metre diameter drums have been clad in a silver-coated polyester PVC membrane, attached to the body with extruded aluminium sections. The wallet of the membrane have been inflated with a unmarried lowpower electrical fan (Fig. 10. 7). Valves have been outfitted within the membrane to prevent the hazards of over-inflation. in terms of failure a back-up fan was once put in, notwithstanding this was once by no means used – if the most fan used to be switched off it took four hours prior to the membrane turned visibly limp. The primary move part was once lined with a traditional tensile membrane shaped right into a double curved trend that may keep its form and pressure and face up to wind and rain rather a lot. A characteristic of large-scale rather light-weight transitority constructions is that foundations, instead of basically getting used for assisting the structure’s weight, are used for containing the construction down in accordance with wind rather a lot. As traditional foundations wouldn't be allowed on Horseguards’ Parade, the exhibition construction was once constrained via the burden of 4 mass concrete components, the doorway ramps. The architectural photograph was once meant to be enjoyable, interesting and cutting edge – it used to be no longer meant to precise an architectural place (e. g. practical, ecological, commercial) yet to be a marker within the urban, a presence which might allure humans and stimulate their interest.

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