Carolina González Vives inflatable Pods


Among the vast sprawl of buildings in Madrid, there is one particular rooftop that displays a series of inflatable pods. Sited on the rooftop of Casadecor and designed by Carolina González Vives, the project is called ‘Cloud Observatory’ where the balloon-like pods are carefully thought-out mechanisms acting as cooling devices. Maintaining the cloud and sky theme, the space has been decorated with the printed cloud tiles and mirrors. Decoratively interesting, the pods are more sustainable and cheaper in comparison to air conditioning and also act as subtle space dividers while providing shade. The lightweight constructions were conceived through the exploration of air, water and evaporation and are able to float due to the air density.






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