The Diodon dynamic inflatable house was erected for the first time on June 21 in the conservatory of the Paris Beaux-Arts. It formed part of the diploma work of Clara Chotil and Felix Chameroy, both members of the Dynamorphe collective.
This inflatable house is highly reconfigurable: it can shrink, grow and multiply as needed. It can be pre-programmed with a computer or can be controlled in real-time through movement sensors, sound, light, etc. The Dynamorphe collective uses many disciplines to allow this house to life: maths, simulation, coding, mecatronics, kinematics and more.
More than just a fixed structure, the collective is developing a construction system able to include the notion of architectural interactivity. The way it can be modified in real-time means that learning workshops are dynamic and fun; learners can test the remodelling and re-appropriation of their environment, to its limit.
These spaces can adapt to specific forms, offering precise yet multiple and differentiated functions.
The structure can react in several different ways:
- Decrease in volume, for use by one or
several people, or for activities not requiring much
- Increase in volume to allow more
people in, or an activity requiring a larger space.
- Split into two or more separate spaces
without one overlooking the others.
This kind of variable geometry environment leads us to reflect on the way we move through a building rather than simply making a series of rooms. Questions such as how the structure will react and adapt, whether it will work differently at night upon entry by a user, have implications for the movements of the house: several modes of living, several scenarii and above all, its reaction to the passages of various time frames.
June 2017: First presentation of the project
October 2017: the Diodon is presented at the Rennes "Maintenant" festival
Under the direction of Nicloas Leduc, architect, researcher and teacher and Franck Minnaërt, HMONP architect and teacher.