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Deployable/Transformable Structures by Daniel Piker are Mindblowing : TreeHugger

Lightweight, easy to deploy structures have so many uses, from emergency housing to recreation. Daniel Piker is an architecture student in London showing remarkable work on his website

deployable architecture - Bing Images

deployable architecture - Bing Images

Fold out deck chair! Modernist garden furniture is architectural in style. Design classics, such as the sculptural Barcelona-influenced chair, set the tone for elegant recliners, simple tables and matching benches.

Contemporary Flair Modernist garden furniture is architectural in style. Design classics, such as the sculptural Barcelona-influenced chair, set the tone for elegant recliners, simple tables and matching benches. - Pleasing Patio Designs on HGTV

DEPLOYABLE MEMBRANE STRUCTURE – Design proposal for the scissors-type system | SMiA

DEPLOYABLE MEMBRANE STRUCTURE – Design proposal for the scissors-type system | SMiA

Tensegrity structure (general form of geodesic domes), which has tension and compression lines, none of which touch.

Tensegrity structure (general form of geodesic domes), which has tension and compression lines, none of which touch.

In 2010, researchers developed a method where a sheet of composite material can self-fold when an electrical current is passed through it. In 2011, researchers were able to get a polymer sheet to shelf-fold when exposed to light.:

self folding paper In researchers developed a method where a sheet of composite material can self-fold when an electrical current is passed through it. In researchers were able to get a polymer sheet to shelf-fold when exposed to light.