SECOND DOME

PNEUMATIC STRUCTURE IN LONDON & THE WORLD

 

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Second Dome at Founders Forum London 2016

... Exterior view ... photo: © Iwan Baan

 

Second Dome is an pneumatic living structure for creative workspace provider Second Home. On 1 October 2016, Second Dome was inflated in London Fields in East London to host free community events for local families and children. The events were organized by the not-for-profit organization Shuffle, and include animation workshops, film screenings, pinata-designing and science experiments. This free day of activities in London Fields is part of Second Home’s commitment to supporting local communities and civic spaces. Second Dome is a reconfigurable space that can transform within minutes from a single 65 m2 bubble to a multi-room structure with over 400 m2 and 8 meters high. No other type of structure can be assembled so quickly and also have the capacity to span large areas with a thickness of less than a millimeter. It is a technologic artefact that automatically responds to wind and pressure and that needs extremely low quantities of energy for fabrication and assembly. Second Dome was commissioned for Founders Forum 2016, Europe's leading business and technology event to house a series of high-profile events including an exclusive talk on design and innovation iPod co-creator and Nest founder Tony Fadell.

 

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Second Dome at Founders Forum London 2016

... aerial view ... photo: © Atlas Drones

 

"Second Home is all about making our cities more creative, innovative and entrepreneurial. That's why we've commissioned this pneumatic structure, which we’ll be taking to different places in the city, including London Fields in East London on 1 October.”

Second Home co-founder Rohan Silva

 

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Second Dome in London Fields 2016

... exterior view ... photo: ©DOSIS

 

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Second Dome in London Fields 2016

... interior view of toroid space ... photo: ©DOSIS

 

"Second Dome is such a playful space - and shows how our urban areas can fire our imagination, and can make it possible for people to come together in new ways."

Second Home co-founder Sam Aldenton

 

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Second Dome at Founders Forum London 2016

... interior view ... photo: © Iwan Baan

 

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Second Dome at Founders Forum London 2016

... interior view ... photo: © Iwan Baan

 

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Second Dome in London Fields 2016

... exterior view of yellow space ... photo: ©DOSIS

 

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Second Dome in London Fields 2016

... interior view of yellow space ... photo: ©DOSIS

 

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Second Dome in London Fields 2016

... interior view of yellow space ... photo: ©DOSIS

 

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Second Dome in London Fields 2016

... the sky on the other side of the membrane ... photo: ©DOSIS

 

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Project Data:

Project name: Second Dome

Tipology: Itinerant pavilion. Active structure. Pneumatic Structure.

Location: London, United Kingdom.

Date: June 2016

Authors: Ignacio Peydro + Isabel Collado (DOSIS)

Team: Luis F. Núñez, Irene Gigirey, Arantxa Fernández, Bruno Canales.

Manufacturer: Arquitextil. Lastra y Zorrilla

 

 

 

© DOSIS

Ignacio Peydro + Isabel Collado