the BEACH

Image by Noah Kalina via snarkitecture.com

Image by Noah Kalina via snarkitecture.com

We’re dying to go to the BEACH by Brooklyn design and architecture firm Snarkitecture at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. On display through September 7, 2015, this transformative installation is a one-of-a-kind experience for museum-goers. Contained within the museum’s grand main hall, the all-white interactive exhibit creates a distilled, simplified, and monochromatic version of the traditional (and nostalgic) beach day. Over one million translucent plastic balls form an ocean for swimming and playing and the “shoreline” features games, a pier, and even a snackbar! In the words of museum director Chase W. Rynd, “This exclusive transformation will inspire a sense of wonder and imagination. Although it is bound to be an entertaining retreat from the summer heat for our visitors, it also turns our understanding of the natural environment on its head and offers us the opportunity to question our own expectations of the built environment and see where pushing the boundaries can take us.”  Visit Snarkitecture’s website to learn more about this innovative installation. 

The National Building Museum is located at 401 F Street NW in Washington, D.C. The museum is open Monday to Saturday from 10am-5pm and Sunday 11am-5pm. Admission to the BEACH and all other exhibitions is $16 for adults and $13 for children. Tell us all about your experience at the NBM and the BEACH on Instagram or Twitter! @kinderMODERN