New building method is both utilitarian and visually stunning.


For twenty years, the UK-based company AirClad has created temporary state-of-the-art inflatable structures—everything from a rooftop office pod in London to a Puma exhibit in Spain—that are used anywhere from 3 days to 3 weeks and are easily transported. However, the team at AirClad employed a newer method in creating a pool house concept for Dwell that will allow the inflatable structures to last years. The newer system, which does not require a concrete foundation, is still easy to transport and erect, as well as being fully de-mountable and reusable. Since the structures are merely a structural skeleton with inflatable panels to support, they are made entirely of cloth and can be packed as small as 1 cubic meter.

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