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AIRchitecture Offers a Bubble-Like Portable Home

By: Katherine Vong - Published: • References: cargocollective and designbuzz
Called AIRchitecture, this innovative shelter concept by Tiago Sa was created for the modern day nomad. Offering an interesting bubble-shaped form -- inspired by Reyner Banham's "environmental bubble" design -- AIRchitecture provides a convenient portable shelter for travelers as well as those who might find themselves in emergency situations.

AIRchitecture has been designed so that it's easy to assemble and deconstruct. According to the designer, it offers physical protection from the outside but doesn't have a negative impact on nature. The design is lightweight, transparent and inflatable, and its portable air inflator and plastic exterior are designed to fit in your backpack. A user just climbs into AIRchitecture, zips it shut and can inflate the structure to create its spherical shape.