Max Gerthel Studio covers former junkyard in Beijing hutong with inflatable canopy

Beijing Design Week 2016: Max Gerthel Studio has created an events pavilion that inflates and deflates to mimic a breathing octopus – joining the ranks of design practices to have made inflatable pavilions (+ movie). The Beijing-based studio created the structure to serve as an events pavilion for the Baitasi hutong area. It transformed a gated square, usually overflowing with trash, into a playful space More

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10 inflatable buildings designed to blow you away

There was a time when inflatable pavilions were all the rage, but now architects are creating blow-up buildings for all kinds of uses. Here are 10 of the most inventive examples, including a mobile concert hall, a black PVC nightclub and a field of giant mushrooms. Shelter, Switzerland, by Bureau A Swiss studio Bureau A created this inflatable black PVC More

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