This essay focuses on the study of covering systems in contemporary architecture within the resolution of collective programs of sporadic nature. This means that the study focuses on adaptive light covers, considering the change of shape and location.
To provide a more detailed understanding of the operating method of the adaptable rigid covers, are identified a number of authors that have provided an important contribution to this topic, among this authors we stand out Buckminster Fuller, Frei Otto, Emilio Pérez Piñero, Félix Escrig and Chuck Hoberman.
The adaptive light covers facilitate a faster and more flexible deployment, compared to transportable structures systems that do not incorporate mechanisms of movement. Are autonomous covers concerning the structural point of view, in other words, they are self-transportable, and therefore are not subordinated to the physically built. This way allowing extended application domains, oscillating in between its autonomy and as a complement to the built, such as the natural landscape or public space.
Note also that the studied type of covers promotes a more current conscious intervention regarding environmental and economic terms, seen by the pointed out adaptable characteristics.