Inflatable installations are becoming popular within the design industry. Many architects are attempting to revolutionize the form through the development of new, high-tech materials and techniques.
Polish designer Oskar Zieta, for example, utilizes a 'Freie Innen Druck Umformung' (roughly translated to 'internal pressure formatting') in the making of his reflective 'Nawa' pavilion. Other professionals like Neri Oxman and her Mediated Matter Group at MIT attempt to use inflation to develop digital fabrication systems that can serve in construction. Hence, architects and designers alike push the limits of inflatable installations and the result is beneficial to the industry as the research and experiments are producing numerous innovative techniques that can serve a greater purpose later.
To reflect the popularity of inflatable installations, Phaidon releases an anthology dubbed 'Bubbletecture' that namely spotlights designs in this category.
From Bubble Architecture Books to Inflatable Flower Pavilions
Inflatable Mixed Reality Cubes
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Inflatable Printed Decor
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3D-Printed Inflatable Structures
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Bubble Architecture Books
Phaidon's 'Bubbletecture' Showcases Bubble-Friendly Designs
Inflatable Sculpture Techniques
Oskar Zieta's Nawa Pavilion Has a Reflective and Wavy Exterior
Crowd-Funded Sphere Artworks
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Autonomous Digital Fabrication Systems
Neri Oxman Designs Technique for Rapid Construction
360-Degree Drawing Installations
Oscar Oiwa Stuns with His Intricate and Immersive 'Paradise'
Inflatable Flower Pavilions
These Oversized Flowers Provide Shade and Playground Space
Environment-Responsive Bubble Installations
The Nordic Pavilion Advocates Symbiotic Relationships