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Miami Artist Creates Artificial Beach at The National Museum D.C

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Miami Artist Creates Artificial Beach at The National Museum D.C

Miami artist Daniel Arsham in collaboration with his tag team partner from Snarkitecture have found a way to create a monochromatic artificial beach inside the National Building Museum in Washington D.C. Oh and its safe for non-swimmers. The artificial beach is definitely something to add to your Washington D.C. “To Do” list. Check out the pictures below

The National Building Museum presents a one-of-a-kind destination for visitors, an interactive architectural installation that brings the quintessential summer experience of going to the beach to downtown Washington, D.C. Spanning across the Museum’s Great Hall, the BEACH, created in partnership with Snarkitecture, will cover 10,000 square feet and include an “ocean” of nearly one million recyclable translucent plastic balls.

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The BEACH is contained within an enclosure and built out of construction materials such as scaffolding, wooden panels, and perforated mesh, all clad in stark white. Monochromatic beach chairs and umbrellas sprinkle the 50-foot wide “shoreline,” and the “ocean” culminates in a mirrored wall that creates a seemingly infinite reflected expanse. Visitors are welcome to “swim” in the ocean, or can spend an afternoon at the “shore’s” edge reading a good book, play beach-related activities such as paddleball, grab a refreshing drink at the snack bar, or dangle their feet in the ocean off the pier.

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