COAM PFC Awards 2013: Utopia
Andrés Velasco Muro 

COAM PFC Awards 2013: Utopia

Andrés Velasco Muro 


Developed on multiple scales, the project proposes a network of mobile artifacts that follow the principles of bioarchitecture. The O.V.I. is a double tensegrity sphere that, as a balloon, changes its shape and flight height releasing hot air.

The D.M. (Desert Medusa) travels in the O.V.I. and has absolute mobility on the crater thanks to the changing configurations, folding and unfolding because of a skeleton derived from the double-bladed scissor mobile systems.

A ‘floor’ – a mobile blade system that accompanies the structure as it folds; the skin covering it, obtained through the origami pattern that folds to a greater degree; and a number of mobile fingers make up the Desert Medusa.