AirClad: An Inflatable (!) Pool House

AirClad: An Inflatable (!) Pool House

Linda Ly
Jun 19, 2012

Inspired by the David Hockney painting "The Big Splash," the AirClad inflatable pool house will be making its Stateside debut at this weekend's Dwell on Design in Los Angeles.

As an offshoot of Inflate, a British company that has been making temporary inflatable buildings since 1999, AirClad offers custom-made permanent inflatables for residential and commercial use.

The AirClad pool house is 32 feet long, 13 feet tall and 16 feet wide. It's made with an opaque, polyester-reinforced, solar-reflective PVC that comes standard in white, or in any number of custom colors. The "house" is essentially a lightweight solar shade with no doors or enclosures, and uses air to inflate the base, walls and roof of the structure.

Known as bubbletecture, inflatables are becoming viable alternatives to prefab structures. Dwell on Design will be featuring inflatables for the first time this year, including the AirClad and the CasaBubble.

See more of AirClad's concepts and projects on their site.

Via Los Angeles Times

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(Image: AirClad)

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