This Art Installation Is Filled With A Million Plastic Balls. The Best Part? You Can Swim In It

You know that dream where you're falling backward in slow-motion and land angelically in a pristinely white ball pit surrounded by luxury architecture? (Come on, you know you have it.) Well, thanks to the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., your childhood surrealist reverie is a reality. At least until September 7th.

After all, it's for the sake of art.

The ball pit is made of a million plastic recyclable bubbles on a sloping beach front.

It's big enough to go for a swim.

The kids waste no time in getting right up in this interactive piece.


Although all ages took quickly to the exhibit.

In keeping with this all-white beach theme, you can lay back and catch some fluorescent light rays on these beach chairs.

Something about the piece gets its visitors in touch with their inner child in a really big way.

Visitors can climb to shore on freestanding planks near the space's native pillars.

The exhibit comes from a design duo who goes by Snarkitecture.


Snarkitecture is artists Daniel Arsham and Alex Mustonen.

The Young N.Y. Architecture Showcase describes, "They aim to reuse or misuse existing architecture to make architecture perform the unexpected."

Snarkitecture's other works share similar themes to the "Beach" piece at the National Building Museum, using heavy repetition of shapes and monochromatic colors.

Their name comes from a Lewis Carroll poem, "The Hunting of the Snark."

Via: Snarkitecture

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