Lidija Grozdanic

3Gatti Unveils Plans for Bizarre Bubble Building Wrapped in Inflatable Antibacterial Skin

by , 10/17/13
filed under: Architecture, gallery


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The inflatables used to cover the building would oscillate with the wind. During daytime, when the building is full of people, the new bubble-like façade would be in full tensile capacity and well ventilated. When the building empties at night, the bubbles deflate.

The air between the existing façade and the nylon would act as efficient insulation and house plants that create an environment similar to greenhouses. According to the architects, this would keep conditions within the skin stable and relatively independent from the outside weather.

The 3Gatti office, known for its quirky designs and unconventional approach to architecture, designed the Bubble Building as a ultra-clean and memorable piece that constantly changes shape. The most obvious problematic aspect, however, is the closed structure’s lack of windows or views of the surrounding urbanscape.

+ 3Gatti

Via Daily Mail, Archdaily

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