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The World's First Inflatable, Transportable Concert Hall

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This is the 'Ark Nova', an inflatable and easily transportable concert hall that can fit 500 patrons and I'm trying really hard not to say looks like Grimace's @$$hole. Dammit, I kind of already did, didn't I? I suck at keeping secrets.

It measures 98 feet by 118 feet and features a rounded, organic design by British sculptor Anish Kapoor and Japanese architect Arata Isozaki. The hall was commissioned by the Swiss Lucerne Festival as a way to bring concerts and performances to areas of Japan that were affected by the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami

Think of it as a circus tent but with no poles, less elephant shit and better acoustics. And think of me as a man who lives by his own rules, drifting across the country stirring up adventure -- and trouble. "Dinnertime!" MOM, NOT NOW.

Two more shots after the jump.

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Thanks to Alyssa, who goes to see concerts and stage plays and all those things because she's cultured, but not like yogurt or a pearl.

There are Comments.
  • Alright, show of hands: Who read "inflatable, transportable concert hall" and thought this thing would fly around like a musical hot air balloon? And you can say "just you" but I'll only think I'm cooler.

  • Dinkum_Thinkum

    That's a pretty fantastic novelty!

  • " that can fit 500 partons"
    That's a lot of partons

  • if industries

    some kind of smart bug

    http://i.imgur.com/EXIx3Tl.jpg

  • Guest

    Let's all go to the Olive Concert Hall!

  • It looks like a giant prolapsed butthole.

  • Jane Savage

    Thank you, I was thinking the same thing.

  • Neil Harper

    yes a "concert hall" and not at all a giant mutant sea creature that blobbed out of the water near fukashima that some enterprising chap hollowed out.

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