Kooperation zwischen IKB (Prof. Dr. Inge Hinterwaldner, Dr. Barbara Filser) und IEB (Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rosemarie Wagner, Dipl.-Ing. Stefan Sander) | Cooperation between IKB (Prof. Dr. Inge Hinterwaldner, Dr. Barbara Filser) und IEB (Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rosemarie Wagner, Dipl.-Ing. Stefan Sander)
In the 1970s, Ant Farm, an architecture and art collective founded in San Francisco, experimented with new media, materials and notions of architecture, with an eye to the alternative lifestyles and societal ideas of the counterculture and the emerging environmental movement. In keeping with these concerns, Ant Farm published an illustrated construction manual for inflatables, air-filled structures scaled to accommodate people. By collaboratively remaking designs from this manual, we are going to explore the opportunities but also the challenges of building with air. We will also discuss the experiences made against the background of the visions and aspirations at the time and today’s perspectives and possibilities.