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Snarkitecture’s new recyclable plastic balls at Washington DC Museum

Turkey Architecture News - Jul 11, 2015 - 17:38   7147 views

all images © Noah Kalina courtesy of Snarkitecture

The Beach

July 4 - September 7, 2015

Snarkitecture filled Washington DC Museum with 750.000 recyclable plastic balls which are called ''The Beach'' since the studio abstracted the elements as natural and cultural elements.

The Beach is an interactive architectural installation designed by Snarkitecture for the National Building Museum. Taking cues from the familiar experience of a summer day at the beach, Snarkitecture has abstracted both the natural and cultural elements of the beach to create a reduced, monochromatic environment inside the museum’s Great Hall. Standard construction materials like scaffolding, drywall, and mirrors are utilized to create the enclosure that leads to an ocean of 750,000 recyclable plastic balls. The Beach welcomes visitors to explore, play and relax in a fully immersive and unique setting.

Monochromatic beach chairs and umbrellas sprinkle the 50-foot wide “shoreline,” and the “ocean” culminates in a mirrored wall that creates a seemingly infinite reflected expanse. Visitors are welcome to “swim” in the ocean, or can spend an afternoon at the “shore’s” edge reading a good book, play beach-related activities such as paddleball, grab a refreshing drink at the snack bar, or dangle their feet in the ocean off the pier.

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