June 8, 2010

Inflatable cell building system

Pneumocell is an assembly-kit consisting of inflatable building elements analogous to biological cell-structures, which can be connected in numerous combinations to form complete constructions. By specifying a common polygonal edge length for all of the cells, designer Thomas Herzig has ensured that all element types fit together precisely. The cells are airtight and do not require constant inflation as in other air-supported structures. If one element is damaged, the other elements can still give support to the construction, and the damaged element can be replaced—much like cells in a biological organism.

Contact: Thomas Herzig, Vienna, Austria.

For more information, see Transmaterial 3: A Catalog of Materials that Redefine our Physical Environment

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