Breath/ng

Breath/ng by Kengo Kuma & Associates




We presented it as a soft, sustainable installation made with cloth named Breath, which has a function of adsorbing air pollutants.

Breath/ng
Photo © Dassault Systèmes 2018

By adding pleating to Breath, we increased the surface area of the cloth in order to enhance its ability of absorbing pollutants.

Breath/ng
Photo © Dassault Systèmes 2018 Sebastien D’Halloy

In this way, we were able to obtain flexibility to respond to any kind of organic form.

Breath/ng
Photo © Dassault Systèmes 2018

The overall shape was simulated by 3D CAD of Dassault Systèmes, and materialized with carbon fiber and flexible joints produced from a 3D printer.

Breath/ng
Photo © Dassault Systèmes 2018 Sebastien D’Halloy

The installation was prepared originally for the event of Dassault and unitized later.

Breath/ng
Photo © Kengo Kuma & Associates

A single unit of this installation is designed to absorb volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from the number of cars as many as 90,000 a year. Source by Kuma & Associates.

Breath/ng
Photo © Dassault Systèmes 2018

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