inflatable-hallThe folks over in Japan do come up with some of the more stunning inventions from time to time. In fact, it was just earlier this morning that we talked about a robot which was specially programmed to pick ripe strawberries, allowing farmers to take a break and let the robot do the job – and it has even been touted to offer up to a 67% higher level of efficiency, now how about that? This time around, we have word that a music hall does not need to take years to build, but rather, it can be inflated. This is what the Ark Nova classical music concert hall is all about.

With a seating capacity of approximately 500, this particular inflatable structure can be erected just about anywhere (as long as the plot of land is suitable enough, of course) in a jiffy. Specially designed by Japanese architect Arata Isozaki who worked alongside the British designer Anish Kapoor, the Ark Nova is set to make its debut in Matsushima this coming September 27 (which is today in Japan by the way) with a concert that will be conducted by classical superstar Gustavo Dudamel. Additional concerts will also see a number of other artists who will range from Claudio Abbado to Ryuchi Sakamoto.

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