‘The Beast’ is the world’s biggest bouncy
castle. The inflatable obstacle course,
which is longer than 2 football fields and
contains challenges like walls, rings, and
bouncy balls, is designed to give adults
the chance to feel like kids again. Source
Armchair in transparent PVC, designed by architects Jean Aubert, Jean-Paul Jungmann and Antonio Stinco, Paris, for the AJS-Aerolande series of inflatable furniture.
Produced by Plermag of La Charite-sur-Loire, the chair is made of two independent parts: an arm-back (made of two tubes) and an ottoman, tied with a belt to the back. (Photographed at Galeries Lafayette in Paris, October ‘67).
Friday: Artist Michael Rakowitz discusses his temporary, transportable homeless shelter paraSITE, which uses the outtake duct of a building’s heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning system for its form and source of heat. The project is currently featured in the exhibition Endless House: Intersections of Art and Architecture through March 6. No registration required, free with admission!
[Michael Rakowitz. paraSITE homeless shelter. 1997. The Museum of Modern Art, New York]
My home town has recently received the honour of hosting the Dreamworks Christmas lights, so they’ve started to be put up. The building is known as St. George’s Hall, and is quite a famous building in our town. (It was actually used as a film set for fantastic beasts!) The first, and currently, only decoration is a large inflatable Shrek, peering over the roof.