Los Angeles-based architecture firm INABA have designed and installed a so-called ‘Pool Noodle Rooftop’ for the non-profit art group X-Initiative in Chelsea, New York City. The designers needed to find a light weight, easy to install material to create a large amount of seating for guests, so they came up with huge structures of pool noodles. Yeah, pool noodles, the long and cylindrical, foam water floatation toys.
“The pool noodles have been cut and bunched vertically into chaise lounge and ottoman units of varying heights that accommodate up to 150 people. When viewed from above, the arrangement of buoyant seating material spells out the word, ‘bububluooopppp’ – the sound of something either rising or sinking.”
The rooftop space will be used for film screenings and special events and will be open to the public daily during summer.