The Treehugger/Giant Torus is a new way to view an inflatable as an accessible space on both the interior and the exterior by the spaces and conditions it creates.
This design/build was my favorite from school because it was a great project to see at a 1:1 scale. The torus is made of 6mil plastic, which was cut by hand and bonded with packaging tape. There are 36 pieces along the torus and the construction only took approximately 48 hours. The most amazing part of this project was the entire torus was inflated by a leaf blower. The spaces created within the torus are big enough to hold a small dj booth and approximately 20 feet tall when fully inflated. The exhibition was started on the Kent State campus, and then the class was invited to install it over later in the Cleveland Sculpture Garden for it’s debut outside an acedemic environment.
Location: Temporary Installation; Kent, OH and Cleveland, OH