Innovation drives opportunities for inflatable structures

June 1st, 2024

Designed by Pneuhaus for NASA, this Mars Simulation Environment consists of 200-denier translucent fabric for the sky, with the Martian landscape printed on a flexible blackout nylon. Image: Pneuhaus The first image that springs to mind when inflatables are mentioned is likely bouncy houses or holiday decorations tethered on people’s lawns—unsurprising, since these are typically […]

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Inflatable forest comes to life with human interaction

November 1st, 2020

The Canopy is an inflatable art installation that invites visitors to interact as they choose—some pedaling on bikes that transform the sculptures with movement and light, some cheering on the bikers, and some wandering through the grove, allowing the canopy of trees to open and close around them. Photos: Pneuhaus. The Canopy, an inflatable installation […]

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A case for small fabric structures, Part 2

October 1st, 2016

The balancing act with new materials for portables. For Harry Osborne, creative lead at SET-Live, the graphic applications and collection of temporary structures throughout the “Google on the Beach 2015” (GoB) event was an exercise in balance. “A balance between getting the most from Anthony Burril’s incredible artwork,” * says Osborne, “but also satisfying the […]

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