Intern on the Loose: Pentalum

Image by Architects of Air

Image by Architects of Air

This past weekend our kinder MODERN intern visited Boston. We were super excited to hear about her experiences at Pentalum, one of a series of gigantic, inflatable, maze-like structures designed by Alan Parkinson and his firm, Architects of Air. These structures have exhibited in 38 countries and been seen by over 2 million visitors since their inception in the 1980s. Pentalum is based on a specific geometric form called a dodecahedron, an almost spherical shape consisting of twelve hexagonal sides. The dome becomes an exciting space of discovery, as light and color vary with weather and urban conditions, perfect for explorers of all ages. While Pentalum was only on South Boston's Lawn on D for a few short days, you can catch it next in Austin, Texas from November 20-29, 2015, location to be announced soon!