Snarkitecture Transforms the National Building Museum into a Massive Ball-Pit

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Brooklyn-based creative studio Snarkitecture has taken over Washington D.C.’s National Building Museum, installing a 10,000 square foot ball pit filled with nearly one million recyclable translucent plastic orbs. Dubbed “The Beach,” the installation transforms the museum’s colossal Great Hall — supported by eight majestic Corinthian columns rising to a height of 159 feet  — into an interactive, multi-sensory summertime experience. One end of the enclosure is made to resemble a shoreline of sorts, complete with a bar, white beach chairs and umbrellas, while a mirrored wall on the other end creates a seemingly infinite expanse. A spongiform surface underneath is meant to feel like sand. The Beach is open now and will operate until September 7.

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