You’ve heard of (and are probably sick of at this point) pop-up shops. Well, this is a pop-up building. AirClad creates semi-permanent inflatable buildings for events. Made of fabric and filled with air, these structures are eco-friendly in the sense that they can be reused, transported and packed down small with a ratio of 100m2 of usable space to 1 cubic meter. I’m sure you’re wondering where these might fit in when it comes to a residential home. Well, their new concept can be erected as a temporary garage, pool house, swimming pool cover, and even a garden studio (you can add AirClad to our list of backyard offices!).

AirClad Inflatable Backyard Studio or Poolhouse Can Pop Up Anywhere in technology architecture  Category

At this year’s Dwell on Design show, they exhibited their AirClad modern residential concept:

AirClad Inflatable Backyard Studio or Poolhouse Can Pop Up Anywhere in technology architecture  Category

I think this has a lot of potential – a nice, modern alternative to the traditional pergola or sunroom.