air house

pneumatic structure

A very lightweight enclosed structure, usually fabricated of a membrane of an impervious material and supported by the difference in air pressure between the exterior and the interior of the structure rather than by a structural framework. Fans must maintain the interior pressure slightly in excess of normal atmospheric pressure to prevent the structure from slowly deflating and collapsing. Used primarily as a temporary enclosure or to house sports facilities such as tennis courts and swimming pools. Also called an air-supported structure.
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One of the best stops is the air house, Patak ('water droplet'), a wooden, cable car-like shelter.
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Martlets Airpower, operating locally for over 25 years, is a speciality air house, with a customer base extending throughout Hampshire, Sussex, Dorset, Surrey and Berkshire.
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