A Swiss studio, Bureau A, has designed and constructed an inflatable nightclub called Shelter, which is set to host a party for the Federation of Swiss Architects that takes place annually.
Built entirely out of PVC membrane, Shelter comes complete with a bar, dancefloor and DJ booth, along with a variety of inflatable furniture, including tables and seating. The lightweight material makes it easy to deflate and transport to various locations.
Described by Bureau A as a "mysterious black vessel in a highly engendered concrete vault", the venue was setup inside a cultural venue in Geneva called Pavillon Sicli.
Bureau A also provided a mysterious account of the structure's purpose: "For one night, the black hole of a neat and well-organised society is revealed as a potential for distortion, a potential of let-go and provoke, with a slight smile, the unsaid and the sweat".
According to architects Leopold Banchini and Daniel Zamarbide who established Bureau A, Shelter is inspired by the architecture of the underground.
"Architecture seeks the underground, searches for new territories under the skin of the earth," said the team. "The underground fascinates and completes the hygienic and panoptical world of the overground."
View photos of Shelter via the gallery of above.
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[Photos by Dylan Perrenoud]