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.


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Pneumad model homes.

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