Deployable Structures

By Esther Rivas-Adrover

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  • Paperback
  • 200 illustrations
  • 160 pages
  • 6¾ x 4¾ ins
  • ISBN 9781780674834
  • Published September 2015

Deployable structures can expand and contract due to their geometrical, material and mechanical properties – offering the potential to create truly transforming environments.

This book looks at the cutting edge of the subject, examining the different types of deployable structures and numerous design approaches. Filled with photographs, models, drawings and diagrams, Deployable Structures is packed with inspirational ideas for architecture students and practitioners.

About the Author

Esther Rivas Adrover has experience as an architectural practitioner and educator. After teaching Advanced Descriptive Geometry to architecture students in Spain she studied architecture at Oxford Brookes University where she later taught Architectural Design at degree and postgraduate level. Her interest in complex geometries led her to work for various practices including Zaha Hadid Architects, where she worked on projects in the UK and around the world. Her own art work has also been exhibited several times at the Royal Academy of Arts in London.

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