This new sculptural amphitheater is made from 990 aluminum shingles

Pleated Inflation, a permanent informal amphitheater, designed by MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY

 

MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY have completed “Pleated Inflation,” a permanent informal amphitheater in Argelès-sur-Mer, France.

 

Pleated Inflation, a permanent informal amphitheater, designed by MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY

 

Pleated Inflation is a colorful, digitally fabricated, permanent amphitheater, made up of 990 aluminum shingles.

 

Pleated Inflation, a permanent informal amphitheater, designed by MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY

 

Each of the 990 shingles overlap their neighbor to form a continual shape, and add to the rigidity of the structure.

 

Pleated Inflation, a permanent informal amphitheater, designed by MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY

 

The shingles have small patterned cut-outs that allow fun and playful shadows to be cast on the ground.

 

Pleated Inflation, a permanent informal amphitheater, designed by MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY

 

Here you can see how the structure has been bolted together.

 

Pleated Inflation, a permanent informal amphitheater, designed by MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY

 

Pleated Inflation adds to the “structural shingle” project family of MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY, a body of research into lightweight, self-supporting systems.

 

Pleated Inflation, a permanent informal amphitheater, designed by MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY

 

The skin of the amphitheater meets the ground with 26 base plates.

 

Pleated Inflation, a permanent informal amphitheater, designed by MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY

 

After the digital fabrication of the pieces was complete, it took four days and a team of four people to install.

 

Pleated Inflation, a permanent informal amphitheater, designed by MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY


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