TENSEGRITY CLOUD

A Portable Pavilion System to Suspend Between Fixed Structures.

PROFESSOR: Angus Eades

COLLABORATOR: Olivia Rippetoe

Materials + Methods

This project brought practicality of materials to the methods in which we were designing. We sought to understand real world materials and the way in which they work together. Though this project is not actual size,  My partner and I chose to create a non-continuous compression system within a continuous tension net. The materials we explored were hollow metal tubes and high tension stretch fabric. The idea is that the structure is light weight and flexible in design. With proper bracing, the "Tensegrity Cloud" can be installed virtually anywhere as a pop up canopy or shade structure.