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Villa Rosa
Pneumatic Living Unit — Prototype 

Design ideas for an architecture that is as variable as a cloud. Pneumatic construction permits changes in volume due to a new building element: air. And the influence of the new form — supported through projections of color, sound, and fragrance — the quality of experience within the spaces.

Project info

The pneumatic prototype is composed of three spaces.

The pulsating space with the revolving bed, projections, and sound programs. Appropriate fragrances to accompany the changing audiovisual program are blown in through the ventilation system.

The pneumatic, transformable space: eight inflatable balloons vary the size of the unit’s space from minimum to maximum volumes.

The space in the suitcase — the mobile space. From a helmet-shaped suitcase, one can inflate an air-conditioned shell, complete with the bed.

Sketch by Wolf D. Prix


Coop Himmelb(l)au