This Company Uses Inflatable Cells to Create New Structures

By: Katherine Pendrill - Sep 21, 2015
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'Pneuhaus' is a design collective that uses inflatable cells to create semi-permanent habitable structures. Pneumatics is a branch of physics that involves making use of pressurized air. This project uses the principles of pneumatics to develop semi-permanent standing structures.

The project involves replacing stone with air and replacing netting with mortar. The net helps to provide a rigid shape while the inflated cells provide the strength to keep the structure upright. The cells can be fit together in different forms in order to create structures of different shapes and sizes. While other types of inflatable structures are temporary, the Pneuhaus installations are designed to be semi-permanent.

While Pneuhaus largely focuses on experimental structures, the technology could provide a more durable alternative to inflatable buildings for outdoor events.