A research [2008- ongoing] on inflatable structures; it wonders what makes them alive; wonders about beauty; gives visual inspirations; wonders what to do with them when they dy; collects material samples, catalogues, links and tries to create shapes purely inflated by local winds.

Inflatable Inspirations: gives a visual overvieuw of inspiring inflatables in architecture, spacecraft, animals, instruments, etc.

An inflatable pattern language: gives a despription of the patterns based on the structures of `The Architects on Air (UK), which can be useful for anyone interested in building ‘living inflatable structures’.

Design considerations for inflatable structures: shows the most common obstacles one comes across in inflatable structures are mentioned. No solutions will be given to any design problem, but some suggestions will be given so now and then…

Inflatable links: is an inventory for innovative inflatable- manufacturers, research labs, producers etc. And links to innovative inflatable architecture, objects, robots and such.

Research report written in the context of FOaM's “multireal” and “real” worlds.

The publication: Grig, Pneumatology, Cocky Eek, 17 pages, 2009, FoAM, printed by Nadine (BE), supported by culture 2000 Framework of the European Commision, can be downloaded at the link: Pneumatolgy

A research [2008- ongoing] on inflatable structures; it wonders what makes them alive; wonders about beauty; gives visual inspirations; wonders what to do with them when they dy; collects material samples, catalogues, links and tries to create shapes purely inflated by local winds.

Inflatable Inspirations: gives a visual overvieuw of inspiring inflatables in architecture, spacecraft, animals, instruments, etc.

An inflatable pattern language: gives a despription of the patterns based on the structures of `The Architects on Air (UK), which can be useful for anyone interested in building ‘living inflatable structures’.

Design considerations for inflatable structures: shows the most common obstacles one comes across in inflatable structures are mentioned. No solutions will be given to any design problem, but some suggestions will be given so now and then…

Inflatable links: is an inventory for innovative inflatable- manufacturers, research labs, producers etc. And links to innovative inflatable architecture, objects, robots and such.

Research report written in the context of FOaM's “multireal” and “real” worlds.

The publication: Grig, Pneumatology, Cocky Eek, 17 pages, 2009, FoAM, printed by Nadine (BE), supported by culture 2000 Framework of the European Commision, can be downloaded at the link: Pneumatolgy

The Mars Pathfinder
The Mars Pathfinder