Pneumad

Combining PNEUmatic (air-inflatable) architecture with a noMADic ethos, the PNEUMAD enacts a form of anti-heroic desire to escape permanence, solidity and place-bound dwelling. Recalling the revolutionary-experimental fervor of 1968, but with 21st-century technical sophistication, PNEUMAD is prototype for nomads who want to spread out.

  • Type Gallery Installation, Prototype Dwelling
  • Location Everywhere
  • Date 2014

The inflatable offers one distinct advantage – it is not limited by the dimensions and volume of the vehicle itself. A very compact trailer can let loose and relax. Complementing the mobile structure, PNEUMAD has no interior plan, no fixed infrastructure – everything moves. MOD’s Soft Stones allow the nomad to resist fixity inside and out.

PNEUMAD was designed for the 2014 Truck-A-Tecture exhibit at Kaneko and later appeared in PLAY, also at Kaneko (2015) and in Shape Up! at the Sheldon Museum of Art in 2016.

 

Pneumad model homes.

Photography By Photography by Larry Gawel (Sheldon) and Tom Kessler (Kaneko)
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