Explore 'Bubbletecture,' the World of Inflatable Architecture & Design

Documenting children’s toys, experimental fashion and works by Anish Kapoor.

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Fresh from announcing an upcoming Snarkitecture monograph, Phaidon has returned with Bubbletecture. The book showcases inflatable designs across the globe, documenting sculptures, art installations, architectural projects and furniture.

The design catalogue is curated and written about by the architect Sharon Francis, who highlights the enjoyment and playfulness experienced in inflatable design. Bubbletecture shines a light on how inflatable design has been used in everything from fashion to domesticated goods — as seen with children’s toys and an egg cup.

Notable mentions inside the hardback book include Ark Nova by Arata Isozaki and Anish Kapoor, a travelling inflatable concert hall erected after the 2011 tsunami in Japan, as well as Drift by Snarkitecture, a mountainous landscape constructed from inflatable grey tubes.

Get a first look at the book in the gallery above, and head to phaidon.com to purchase your copy.

For those looking to take their hand to architecture themselves, check out this Affix x Troika multi-tool pen.

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