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The Beach features an immersive installation by experimental design firm Snarkitecture. The 10,000-square-foot space in the National Building Museum is filled with an “ocean” of one million translucent polyethylene balls and a carpeted deck that’s complete with lounge chairs.

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Although the installation presents a beach-like setting, it uses creative liberties to interpret the idea of an oceanside environment. The sterile look of the installation does not look/ feel anything like we know of the normal beach, yet the same very emotions and interaction could be cultivated and found. The entire installation is further extended with the clever usage of a mirrored wall, creating the illusion of an infinite sea.

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 Now where’s my tropical fruit punch?

 Image Credits: Noah Kalina |

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