2016-17  YEAR 3


Christina Garbi 2016-17  YEAR 3

Inflatable Casting: A Cathedral of Water

To investigate the concept of positive and negative space, and the transition between the two, I experimented with inflatable casting. Balloons filled with water, which occupy the void within a draped fabric arranged on a framework, were burst and removed, leaving behind a strange cast shell of different translucencies. I used gothic geometry principles to help design the framework for the intuitive and experimental casting technique.

These experiments lead to designing a bath house, on the banks of the Danube, using inflatable-casting techniques to create an architecture of thin fragile shells. The perfect geometries of the computationally designed inflatables are distorted when tailored and casted, creating shells of collapsing curved surfaces with traces of deflation.

Tutors: Colin Herperger, Thomas Pearce