Things We Love: The Beach Ball-pit

  • July 31st, 2015

If a dip in the ocean in the middle of winter is not your cup of tea, perhaps you’d enjoy swimming in a massive ball-pit!

The National Building Museum in Washington D.C. recently transformed its Great Hall into a nostalgia-inducing ball-pit for adults to play, jump and submerse themselves in.

Called ‘The Beach’ and designed by Snarkitecture, the installation is a massive, gallery-white pool filled with over 750,000 translucent plastic balls. The unexpected and memorable landscape also featured a 20m wide shoreline housing beach chairs, umbrellas and a snack bar serving summer cocktails.

Alex Mustonen, co-founder of Snarkitecture, said the firm “distinguishes itself by operating in the territory between art and architecture, emphasising transformation of the familiar into the extraordinary.”

Childhood dreams really do come true. Now to get to Washington . . .