Architects of Air build ‘luminaria’ – monumental inflatable structures designed to generate a sense of wonder at the beauty of light and color.


The luminaria are designed by UK fine art photographer Alan Parkinson, who started experimenting with pneumatic sculptures in the I980s. They are made of a plastic produced uniquely for Architects of Air. Only four colors of plastic are used to generate a great diversity of subtle hues.

Exxopolis was on display at Houston's Discovery Green. The opportunity to experience this luminaria was a song to the soul.