'Eventstructures': Paper for the International Symposium on Pneumatic Structures at Delft, The Netherlands. 1972.

Slim 13 pp. booklet containing five pages of text introducing the idea of 'Eventstructures' as "architecture as a multi-state and responsive morphology of structure", including the implementation of pneumatic structures and examples of their usage in exhibitions and installations such as Waterwalk in 1968 and Pavilion in 1971, a list of illustrations, and 13 illustrations from photographs, plans, and drawings. 4to. Original stapled brown printed wrpps. Excellent condition. Amsterdam/New York (ERG Eventstructure Research Group/Eventstructures Inc. N.Y.) 1972.

According to Jeffrey Shaw's website, "The Eventstructure Research Group experimented with inflatable tubes of various lengths and diameters because of their simplicity, structural integrity and versatility. Polythene tubing, which the industry manufactured in rolls, could immediately be inflated to create dynamic interactive event structures, such as, for example, Supertube and Waterquake. Larger, more robust tubes like the Pneutube and the Waterwalk Tube were custom-made...and were wide enough for people to go inside of. The Pneutube...was installed in numerous venues, first in Amsterdam at Sigma Projects' Six Events in Amsterdam and then at other places where it assumed different functions and forms such as an expanded cinema intallation, a performance environment, a play space, and an architectural corridor." Very scarce; as of August 2021, although OCLC shows holdings of the full proceedings of the 1972 symposium, we could not find any examples of the standalone paper from Botschuiver and Shaw.

Book ID: 51450

Price: $350.00