cheryl baxter: fantastic trailer
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jun 13, 2012
cheryl baxter: fantastic trailer


‘fantastic trailer’ by cheryl baxter, cranbrook academy of art, bloomfield, united states
all images courtesy of cheryl baxter

brooklyn-based designer cheryl baxter has developed ‘fantastic trailer’, a mobile pavilion constructed out of draft columns.
the inflatable structure consists of a platform base with six metal hubs which extend from the lower stand.
organza fabric is suspend from the circular pieces to create a tri-columns to activate the architecture with the environment.
air is then pumped through the textile pieces which is then slowly released through a small aluminet strip in the center seam to blur the lines
between drapery and design. during the evening, the installation lights up to illuminate the public space to change the landscape
through visual cues.


night view


morphing of lighting conditions


‘fantastic trailer’ at night
video ©
cheryl baxter


aluminet detail strip


site location


installation process


extended metal hubs


preparation for textile pieces


integrated seating


organza fabric flowing in the air


‘fantastic trailer set up
video ©
cheryl baxter


construction process


dressing of trailer bed


testing of lighting and inflation of tri-columns


model rendering of trailer


model rendering oferected air columns


model rendering of extended floating forms

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