Shanghai, December 2010
HHD_FUN architects, Beijing, presented a transformable temporary structure for the JNBY and COTTON USA fashion show, held in Shanghai, with an ability to take on numerous different forms. The structure hosted a list of events throughout December, including live music and corporate entertainment.
Based on the formation of origami triangles, combined with the use of the latest parametric design tools and topological analysis, the unique structural design was formed.
The structure can be assembled into one of many possible combinations with an ability to be easily transformed from one form to the next, or in a more fashion related term, from one pose to another. As well as being easily deconstructed for transportation or storage.
The archways, acting as an entrance or an interlocking face, have corresponding dimensions to other archways and so increasing the number of possible overall forms. Once fully constructed, the form can span a total sheltered area of 150㎡.
The tent itself is created from a steel structure with a taut elastic waterproof material with translucent properties. The material, provided by COTTON USA was made from low-carbon footprint products, creating a biologicallyfriendly installation with a major advantage of being able to be easily re-installed and re-used in the future, with a new form.