Drift Pavilion

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Architect: Snarkitecture, New York, USA

Location: Design Miami - Miami, USA

New York-based studio Snarkitecture was one of the firms presented at last Design Miami fair alongside many projects by world renowned architects as Zaha Hadid, Jean Nouvel and Herzog and De Meuron.

Their entry Drift Pavilion welcomes visitors from around the globe to the main venue of the week-long event, where professionals alike can view exhibitions from international creatives, both established and emerging on an equal platform.

Drift is made out of several hundred PVC inflatable tubes, using the same material as the tent, to create a cavernous space, lacking any actual solid structure.

Resembling stalactites, the high ceilings of the pavilion prevent the space from feeling overwhelming, while providing easy circulation for guests.

A courtyard lounge area is equipped with long, tubular seating that closely mirrors the floating tubes, creating areas of respite for visitors to the event.

Technical info: Inflatable PVC
Picture credits: Marc Kushner, Markus Haugg