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Revisiting Michael Webb’s “The Cushicle & Suitaloon”

material research on silicone

Related Staff : Christian Lange

Student: Tung Chiu On Mono

The thesis is revisiting Michael Webb’s project “The Cushicle & Suitaloon” from the 1960’s. At that time pneumatic architecture was a new trend because of innovative material systems. The thesis develops his idea of mobile urbanity further by introducing a new material system. Instead of using rubber, the project utilizes silicone, which has much more potential for space forming, higher interactive properties, and allows to merge two spaces into a single entity. The final goal was to build a pneumatic architectural structure that responds to the current living environment of the city – a private yet changeable space, which allows for communication, interaction and mobility.

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UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE