workshop_notes from the Tension workshop at FoAM 2004.06.28 → 2004.07.05
Participants: Kayle Brandon, Ruben Bus, Heath Bunting, Cocky Eek, Nik Gaffney, Mathias Gmachl, Theun Karelse, Linda Karlsson, Patrick de Koning, Lina Kusaite, Maja Kuzmanovic, Ana Rewakowicz, Rachel Wingfield
Place: FoAM, Koolmijnenkaai / Quai des Charbonnages 30-34 (second floor of the back building), 1080 Brussels, Belgium
Open lab: Saturday 2004.07.03, 4pm-7pm
see the Tension Workshop Schedule
Rachel Wingfield has some ideas » Loop:TensionWorkshop
Ruben as an architect is interested to make inflatable spaces which can grow or shrink. As it grows it might bump into some rigid structuters; which on their turn decide the shape of the inflatables and push in their rigid grid, to give the surface structure. He likes to do research on large size and small samples.
CockyEek: <br/v> Hopefully every human being has a skin, its SecondSkin can be seen as its clothes and the ThirdSkin? can be seen as flexible spaces we walk through. These spaces are organised as huge cells; each cell has is own biotoop All the cells together form one living organism. And each cell can change over time; it can split itself into two ore more cells, itï¿½s pressure can change or it can start to vibrate or move its position. Depending on its supporting function each cells can regulate its temperature, humidity, sound, smell, colour, wind-(or tornado)speed etc.
In this tension-workhop I would like to research:
More to find more on Buckminster Fuller. In the sixties a french group called Utopie (with Antoine Stinco, Jean Aubert, and Jean Paul Jungmann) graduated on projects based on combinations of inflatables and Buckminster Fuller's constructions. Therefore they studied among others the soap bubble experiments (publised in 1962 ) of Frei Otto.
http://zope.interaction-ivrea.it/inflatedego/ voor links/books/projects on inflatables
http://www.zoulias.com/index.html;The art of portable architecture (Robert Kronenburg) and the age of new nomadism (Jennifer Siegal)
http://www.archilab.org/public/2000/catalog/brayeren.htm; maps (Marie_Ange Brayer)
http://www.mondesinventes.com/site_a/vision_machine/catalogue.htm#brayer_anglais: Mobility and migration in the architecture in 1950 and 1960's (Marie_Ange Brayer) tree tents: http://www.nytimes.com/2001/07/05/living/05DRE.html?ex=1103086800&en=11f3697415bfa566&ei=5070&oref=login&pagew%20anted=all
some science stuff
and later this year http://www.scopus.com will be launched an archive of 14.000 science journals.