Wonderful Inflatables

  • Some time ago I stumbled upon the work of some great offices who dedicate their energy to producing fine temporary inflatable spaces. Lately we wrote about the project ‘Hovercraft Modernism’ by Raumlabor Berlin. One of their other projects is the Kitchen Monument. This is a bubble that fits perfectly in raw urban settings, in dark places beneath viaducts and fly-overs. The totally plastic inflatable resets the spatial context for a short while: from a lost public area to a semi-private feel good spot which attracts and seduces people passing by. The space can be used for all sorts of events, such as a temporary concert hall (with some sound isolation challenges), a pop-up kitchen, or even a boxing hall.