Materials: Plaster, Nylon Fabric
Tools: Rhino, Grasshopper, Kangaroo
Location: Gold Coast, Australia
Evolving out of the P Wall series of projects, P Fold explores the use of linear constraints on a flexible fabric formwork. The focus of this early stage of the research has been on the digital simulation of the inflation process. The system developed subdivides a wall into a number horizontal and vertical constraints on the fabric surface that prevent it from inflating when the liquid slurry is cast into the formwork. Unlike previous projects exploring flexible formwork, the P Fold wall is cast vertically instead of horizontally. This may allow the wall to be cast in-place instead of tilt-up or prefabricated.