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Materials.


✔ Iron + Wax paper+ Plastic tarp + Sleep deprivation

Awesome.

✔ Tyvek

Doesn't inflate so well.

✔ Mylar

Cool.

✔ Plastic

Fast, don't go too thick otherwise the weight of the material brings it down.

✔ Party plastic table cloths

✔ Tarp/Vinyl material (Heavy duty) + Seams

Professional inflatable manufacturer choice

 

Other things you might as well need

✔ Sticky Velcro

To enter inflatables or attach them to one another, etc.

✔ Vornado Fan

The cheap small kind is best for inflation.

 

Precedents.

 

The piper box

“The piper box was made with building wrap (probably Tyvek) and we melted the seams together with irons. This was easy and using irons was a convenient and effective way to bond the sheets together. I think it took only maybe four hours to assemble.”

https://www.flickr.com/photos/mwax/sets/72157626069094226/

ICE SHELTER INSTALLATION

http://www.archdaily.com/219734/fabricating-grounds-ice-shelter-installation-koepcke-prado

http://www.urbaindrc.com/portfolio - /digital-igloo/

MIMMI

http://www.urbaindrc.com/portfolio#/mimmi/

PERFORATED CLOUD

http://totallyepic.net/pp.html

LANDMARK CREATIONS

Professional inflatable fabrication company, Minnesota

See their projects:

https://vimeo.com/landmarkcreations

CLOUD CITY

Tomas Saracenoe, Carpenter Center

http://www.archdaily.com/132706/video-cloud-city-by-tomas-saraceno

 

Reference.

-Pneumatic Structures

by Thomas Herzog

Inflatable Art, Architecture, and Design, the use of inflatables in design during the 60’s and ’70’s.

 

-Inflatables Cookbook

by Ant Farm

Combination of inflatables information and skills learned in process, easily accessible.

http://alumni.media.mit.edu/~bcroy/inflato-splitpages-small.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

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