cheryl baxter: fantastic trailer
cheryl baxter: fantastic trailer cheryl baxter: fantastic trailer
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

  • Really cute… but is it energy efficient? Could be a green self sustainable prototype with some added solar panels? Just an idea 🙂

    Glowy_PR says:
  • Love this project! There are not enough spatial environments like this that evoke a dream-like atmosphere. Plus, it’s also transportable. I can totally see this becoming a larger air structure on wheels. Really love the aluminum detail strip.

    jtorres says:

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