## Futurescapes

Brief: This studio focused on the acrobatic nature of structures and how could extreme conditions be developed for structures and yet make them stable.

## Mentor: Mrs. Anjana Chhaya

ACROBATIC STRUCTURE

Principles :

1. The basic principle on which the form has been achieved is the reduction of mass and counter-balancing the weight.

2. The form consists of three types of spheres which vary in radius/diameter.

3. Each of the attempts was to achieve the form having the base unit as the smallest sphere.

4. The spheres were initially taken as bodies with complete mass.

5. The mass was overpowering the form and thus resulted in the toppling of the structure from one direction.

6. Creation of voids in the spheres lead to the achievement of form stability and reduced the weight of the structure.

CALCULATIONS :

Taking 3 different sizes of spheres; S1, S2 & S3.

S1 - 20mm diameter

S2 - 30mm diameter

S3- 40mm diameter

Firstly, calculating the mass of S1, S2, and S3.

That is, the volume of the sphere; 4/3(22/7)r^3

After volume calculations for each sphere, the intersecting volumes are taken care of.

They are deducted once from the whole form, so as to get the true mass of the form.

The center of gravity is considered next to determine the stability of the derived form.

According to the CG, the mass distribution is taken care of.

If the mass is more on any one side, the body will tend to fall on that side.

Thus, cutting down of mass through creating voids lead to the optimum mass required for the form to be stable.