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PNEUMORPHOSIS is a flexible casting method based on a digitally controlled pneumatic system that inflates and deflates baloons that act as a mould for plaster or concrete. With this principles, a very light and (re)active moulding system comes to live.

(2010)

See Project VIDEO

Physical prototipes made with common ballons:
PM_Models_01

PM_Models_02

The material is distributed by regulating the size of the ballons:

PM_Casting

Structural analysis:
PM_Structural_optimization
PM_Structural_analysis

Air flux and digital control:
PM_Air_flux

PNEumorphosis machine:
PM_Machine

Structure:
PM_Vision_structure

Developed by:
Natalija Bolisakov (Peru)
Brian Miller (Peru)
Carlos Naranjo (Panama)

Tutored by:
Marta Malé-Alemany / Research & Development director
Cesar Cazares / Research & Development assistant

With consultants:
Victor Viña / Electronics

Context:
Digital Tectonics ‘FABBOTS 1.0’ Research & Development Studio
Master in Advanced Architecture, IAAC (Barcelona, Spain)

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