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Second Dome by Dosis


Madrid-based studio Dosis has inflated Second Dome, a pneumatic living structure in an east London park to host a day of piñata making and film screenings. Second Dome is a reconfigurable space that can transform within minutes from a single 65 sqm bubble to a multi-room structure with over 400 sqm and 8 meters high.

No other type of structure can be assembled so quickly and also have the capacity to span large areas with a thickness of less than a millimeter. It is a technologic artefact that automatically responds to wind and pressure and that needs extremely low quantities of energy for fabrication and assembly.


Commenting, Second Home co-founder Sam Aldenton said: “Second Dome is such a playful space – and shows how our urban areas can fire our imagination, and can make it possible for people to come together in new ways.”

On 1 October 2016, Second Dome will be inflated in London Fields in East London to host free community events for local families and children. The events have been organised by the not-for-profit organisation Shuffle, and include animation workshops, film screenings, pinata-designing and science experiments.

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all images courtesy of Dosis