From Air Mattress to Artistry: Architects of Air January 24 – February 2 at the Long Center

Architects of Air will be taking over the West Lawn January 24- February 2

The magical structures built by Architects of Air have been mesmerizing people for decades. But who would have guessed how the organization started off?

According to the Architects of Air website, the company began in Nottingham, England in 1981. The idea originated from a community service project a group of offenders was assigned to. They constructed something similar to an air mattress, which was then used by groups in the community for events.

The first walk-in inflatable structure was built in 1985 by Roger Hutchinson, and the company has been growing ever since. There have been over 15 structures, called luminaria, that have traveled all over the world.


The luminarium Miracoco will be the one found at the Long Center. Architects of Air promises it “to be one of the most visually exciting that we have built.”

This amazing structure features the most voluminous  dome constructed by the company and is sure to fill guest with a sense of wonder as they are free to explore.


Tickets for this event will be available at the unmissable entrance to the luminarium and children 2 and under are free. Miracoco is also wheelchair accessible. And don’t forget to bring your camera! Photography is welcome. The colors are so spectacular that #NoFilter will be needed!

Experience the global Architects of Air movement at the Long Center January 24 – February 2.

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