Friday, July 21, 2006

Full Scale air test





Super successful and helped us make some decisions on materials and light

Giant Mercury Switch


Scott invention for inside the bubble

Sewing 8' Diameter



Which we had the great idea to inflate in living room at 3am

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Projecting the pattern




which was pretty clever - but too many variables with zooming CAD and projector zoom and focus - but still clever

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

CNC full-scale seed



Actually took forever - too many string holes that no one will ever see

Laser prototype



just to see the form

Structure Variations




Nobody is happy with the overall structure...Axel made some variations

System Prototype


understanding the air translation

3-d Model images


Simulation Movie

The 3-d model allowed scott to make this great simulation movie
  • Simulation Movie
  • Original 3-d model


    Still pretty conceptual

    Many Sketches



    this project has been going on for almost a year with hundreds of design iterations, our goal is to stay true to the concept and budget without too many compromises

    Tuesday, July 18, 2006

    Our Original Proposal




    These images are not that accurate but capture the essence of the project