Studio: “Climatic Matter”

Tutors: Jordi Pages, Lluis Viu Rebes

Student: Margarita Moshonkina

Project: “Transformative Balloons”


Behaviour of material such as ink in non gravitational matter with using of  drop technique could be controlled and predictable due to specific parameters as pressure, quantity of material, distance between the position of the material and time between the addition of the material.

After several experiments I created a system in 2D drawings which shows a behaviour of the material. The system shows initial location of the material, zone of attraction and zone of influence.

Ispired by the experiments I created a structure which inflates and diflates with hot and cold air. Reacts to different climatic conditions and could be shading system and protect from the wind, cool and warm up the environment.

The first step after experimenting was to understand and create a workflow. Workflow structure:

  1. wockup of a future structure
  2. setting up an initial grid
  3. applying engineering forces such as wind, inflation and collisium between the geometry
  4. locate on a specific site
  5. wind simulation/optimization


Another main goal was to create an energy-efficient system which can provide power from natural recources.


Solar panels provide evergy for heat pump – produce hot air for the structure – recuperation system saves residual heat and gives it away when needed.

It was necessary to set up basic parameters which will be applied to the structure. As climatic conditions was chosen:

  1. wind
  2. sun

After researching about several important parks of the word was inferred that all these places have the same required zones and quantity of them depends on size of a place and furthemore min&max distance between zones.

According to this research was revealed 3 more basic parameters:

  1. required zones
  2. quantity of required zones
  3. min&max distance between them

The example of applying all parameters to the structure on a specific site.