Bundles of giant white inflatable sausages make a big visual impact on the exterior walls of the Design Miami tent at Art Basel. New York studio Skarnitecture covered the structure in vinyl tubes bundled together at varying heights for a result that’s highly unusual, to say the least.
The studio aimed to transform the tent using limited palette and a limited range of materials, mostly relying on the same vinyl that was already used to create the tent itself.
The tubes drip down into lounge areas just outside the tent like rounded man-made stalactites.
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