With help from:
ANDREA BICKLEY | DANIEL JACOBS
Cumulus Canopy was developed for the Chang School of Continuing Education’s Second Annual Chang School Talks event. It was designed as a centre piece marking their Exhibitors Village to create an environment of creative, collaborative thinking, as well as to separate the event’s host space from the rigid institutional space above.
The Cumulus Canopy, representative of the accumulation of ideas, was developed on the idea that just as many ‘small’ or seemingly insignificant ideas can come together to create something great. This is seen in the simplicity and lightness of the balloons which accomplish the project’s goal. Fabricated using only 3 component pieces, the design allowed 4 different module configurations that could be suspended from the cable system above. Cumulus Canopy took the idea of creating something complex from a few small simple ideas and translated this into its detailing, a process necessitated by the project’s short installation timeline, minimal budget, and the large area of coverage.
Photos provided by Alex Fown