AIR MOUNTAIN, a paradise for inflatables’ lovers
Those of us who have children know that the inflatable structures are like a magnet for them. AIR MOUNTAIN is a giant translucent structure that serves dual functions as a protective exhibition space and a surface for people to climb up and over. The paradise!
Visitors to this year’s OCT Phoenix Flower Festival in Shenzhen, China, encountered an unusual inflatable pavilion by Aether Architects.
AIR MOUNTAIN is composed from inflated hemispheres with a range of dimensions and textures were grouped together via a ribbed topography, and included air holes to allow visitors (and plants) room to breathe.
Aether was founded by architect Zelin Huang, who also has a background in fine art. His studio focuses “on the spatial creation of a connection between phenomenology and architecture, try to create a building that is not isolated from nature, but between man-made and natural, connecting man-made with nature.”