A Virtual Tour of Japan’s Inflatable Concert Hall




After the massive Fukushima earthquake in 2011, architect Arata Isozaki and artist Anish Kapoor created the Ark Nova, an inflatable mobile concert hall, designed to bring music to devastated parts of Japan. Made of a stretchy plastic membrane, the Ark Nova can be inflated within two hours. Add air in the afternoon. At night, enjoy a concert in a 500-seat performance hall. Afterwards, deflate, pack on truck, and move the gift of music to the next city.

Marc Kushner, author of The Future of Architecture in 100 Buildings, takes us on a virtual tour of the concert hall in the video above. Over on the website Dezeen, you can see an array of photos, showing both the interior and exterior of this ingenious structure.

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  • Luis says:

    As you know we had a terrible earthquake in Mexico City just a week ago , I think this piece of art and solidarity is a great idea , could you send me the information to connect them in order to install someone in Mexico as space for art and soul relief .

    Best regards

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