Thursday, August 12, 2010

Cocoon by DUS Architects

In a quest for an interactive space within the Delft Faculty of Architecture, DUS Architects has created the 'Cocoon'- a flexible space that can 'parasite' at any given location. Its flexible skin responds both to internal user and external spectator, and thereby adds a new dimension to all types of environments.

The Cocoon is woven out of 150 inner bicycle tubes, measuring 20 meters each. The tubes can be inflated separately, which allows for a great variety in the appearance and tactility of the skin. The structure consists of rounded steel scaffolding, which are suspended by steel cables. This structure is very stable and ensures a safe amount of flexibility in the rubber skin, whilst accommodating up to eight people. The Cocoon has been exhibited at several locations in The Netherlands and Europe.

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