Nadi Jahangiri, Ken Hutt and Ivy Chan from m3 architects have designed an inflatable apartment space that attaches via weblike cords to the side of an existing tall building to provide extra space on the fly in the over-crowded London.
Cabling hangs from hooks fixed to the permanent structure, and a “skin” fills the webbing for inflation. Then the structural core containing the kitchen and bathroom is dropped in. Access comes through the main building.
“The Web House can be constructed anywhere. Hung from bridges, strung between buildings, straddling roads or railway lines,” say the designers.
It was a project for a Royal Institute of British Architects competition, but I’d love to see it commercialized.