This year the MIT Media Labs CityScience group had the rare opportunity to think of Architecture at the scale of the body, that was literally out of this world. The result…. a seamless pneumatic surface that morphs to embrace the human body in zero gravity.
Structurally, zero gravity means that we do not have to contend with architecture’s greatest arch-nemesis, gravity. This opens up a new world of possibilities where we can deploy structures that no longer have to counteract/resist gravitational force. We explore new forms of rapid inflatable prototyping in this project. Most importantly, this prototype explores surfaces utilizing materials that would normally fail on Earth, yet flourish in zero gravity.
A Media Lab Project by : Carson Smuts, Chrisoula Kapelonis and Kent Larson