The Shelter | An inflatable black nightclub


  • Shelter | photo by Dylan Perrenoud
  • interior Shelter | photo by Dylan Perrenoud
  • inflatable Shelter | photo by Dylan Perrenoud
  • Shelter | photo by Dylan Perrenoud

Swiss studio Bureau A created this inflatable black nightclub for the summer party of the ‘Bund  Schweizer Architekten’ (federation of Swiss Architects). The black blow-up building contains a bar, dance floor, inflatable furniture, tables and a DJ booth.

This inflatable black nightclub is easy to transport

The Shelter is made out of black PVC membrane which creates a lightweight structure that can easily be transported to a new location.

Bureau A described the structure as a “mysterious black vessel in a highly engendered concrete vault”. With the structure they study the underground, searching for new territories under the skin of the earth. “For one night, the black hole of a neat and well organized society is revealed as a potential for distortion, a potential of let-go and provoke, with a slight smile, the unsaid and the sweat. The mysterious black vessel lands in the modern space of a highly engendered concrete vault; a great spatial condition to explore the corners of what is hidden”.

With offices in both Geneva and Lisbon, architects Leopold Banchini and Daniel Zamarbide established Bureau A as an office for both architecture and research – with past projects ranging from a marble urinal to a mobile mini-skyscraper.

Website: Bureau A

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