This research deals with generation of double curvature forms with a single module: an equilateral triangle.
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Air supported structures
The simplest and most immediate use is air supported envelopes.
Indeed the geometrical developability of these forms makes it possible to consider their use without having the necessity to carry out complicated cuttings or stitchings complicated nor to create a new manufacturing process. This potential also makes it possible to wrap the membrane in a net of equilateral meshes intended to absorb the tensions of the skin and thus getting for all parts of the form an exceptional rigidity.
At the same time we dissociate sealing and structure functions.