Archive for September, 2009

Final Board

September 15, 2009 Leave a comment


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Womb Organics / Cellular Substructure

September 9, 2009 1 comment

As a frame for the “Womb” I am pursuing the idea of a cellular structure similar to that of a plant. The shell, which will consist of an inflatable recycled neoprene material, will stretch over the cellular substructure and then fill with water.

Cellular Structure

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Passive Heating / Cooling with Water

September 5, 2009 1 comment

On the right, you see that I am thinking about what the structure of the dog house should be. Is it inflatable or a series of formed plates that fold into one another as shown in the video I posted yesterday. I feel as though in order to not lose the theme of the ‘WOMB’ I should go with the former system. 

On the left I am attemping to demonstrate the passive heating and cooling properties of the water filled structure. During the day, the water-filled shell absorbes the heat of the sun slowly while maintaining a cool interior. At night, the heat stored within the structure is slowly released into the interior to warm the dog.

Heating and Cooling Diagram

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2 Videos Illustrating Folding Mechanism for ‘Doghouse +’

September 4, 2009 Leave a comment

Here are two short videos illustrating a potential way for the ‘Womb’ doghouse to fold into itself. I am also experimenting with Photoshop and Sketchup to make a stop motion movie in this case. Still haven’t decided if this will inflate. Thats the next step….

VIDEO 1: ‘Womb’ Unfolded in SketchUp

VIDEO 2: Unfolding the Doghouse In Context

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Available in different sizes?

September 4, 2009 1 comment

As discussed during the desk crit, this model will be available in different sizes to accomodate several types of dogs.'Womb' in Several Sizes

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SketchUp Perspective and Sections

September 3, 2009 3 comments

Sketchup Sections

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‘Womb’ in Context

September 3, 2009 Leave a comment

Is it outdoor? Is it indoor? The ‘Womb’ is designed to suit the needs of both single-family home owners and apartment occupants in an ever increasing dense urban setting.

Single Family Context


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