Architect firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill has unveiled a proposal for a permanent community on the moon, comprising inflating pods that balloon up to accommodate more inhabitants as the population grows. More
Inflatable architecture is back in fashion says Sharon Francis, author of new book Bubbletecture. She picks out five key examples for Dezeen, including an office with an inflatable facade and a pavilion made out of bubbles. More
BIG architects Bjarke Ingels and Jakob Lange have launched a money-raising campaign to install a huge, inflatable mirrored sphere at this year's Burning Man festival, and are offering "juicy perks" in return for donations. More
This 360-video filmed by Dezeen offers a look inside the Nordic Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale, which is filled with filled with expanding and contracting blobs designed to look like cells. More
This captioned movie features an installation by Munich-based artist Karina Smigla-Bobinski. Called Ada, it features a huge helium balloon covered in charcoal spikes, which create patterns on the surrounding white walls. More
This events pavilion inflates and deflates to mimic a breathing octopus – the latest in a series of inflatable structures being created by designers. More
From a blow-up mobile concert hall to an inflatable PVC nightclub, architects have been experimenting with a variety of balloon-like structures. We've pinned the most unusual examples to a new Pinterest board.
Inflatable buildings are back in fashion, and being created for all kinds of functions. Here are 10 of the most inventive examples, including a mobile concert hall, a black PVC nightclub and a field of giant mushrooms. More