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Recently, HIBRIDa team has presented a 20 meters new adaptative installation at the Design Hub Museum in Barcelona called HYPERMEMBRANE, as a demo for the 7th European research project granted for the European commission (Research European Agency).


Courtesy of HIBRIDa: Sylvia Felipe – Jordi Truco

The HyperMembrane is a standard construction system for freeform and adaptable structures in architecture. It consists on a system of Physical and Digital elements able to generate multiple and non-predetermined shapes, modifiable regarding to different spatial, solar or energetic requirements. HYPERMEMBRANE is to be an adaptable system able to produce an immense variety of complex structural morphologies for architectonical proposals through a modular standardized, driven by a software system.

Courtesy of HIBRIDa: Sylvia Felipe – Jordi Truco

Hypermembrane system features are highly innovative in the context of architectural structures, elasticity and formal adaptability, algorithmic shape control ability and freestanding in an unlimited number of equilibrium positions. The installation is a paradigm of biomimetic architecture due to its muscular behavior. Hypermembrane’s goal is to achieve a formal exuberance by means of the system’s flexural compression capacity. The system bases its capacity to generate a form on the intelligent organization of the material.


Courtesy of HIBRIDa: Sylvia Felipe – Jordi Truco

To advance the implementation of this system has been necessary to carry out a task of research and technological development in a wide spectrum of disciplines, such as numerical models for simulating behaviors and computational design in the field of architecture (I + D performed by CIMNE), the design of composite materials and its industrialization  and system design performance in the field of  mechatronics(R & D performed by the technology center ASCAMM).

Courtesy of HIBRIDa: Sylvia Felipe – Jordi Truco

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