Washington D.C. has a lot to offer, from museums to cool girl Malia Obama. Unfortunately for the nation’s capital, there is no beach for city dwellers to enjoy during sweltering summer months. Or is there???
Brooklyn based studio Snarkitecture recently created an interactive installation at the National Building Museum in D.C. that consists of a exactly one million recyclable translucent plastic balls inside a massive in-ground pool within the museum lobby.
The installation, literally entitled “The Beach,” covers 10,000 square feet in total – so yes, it’s massive. Snarkitecture doesn’t stop here; the installation also has white beach chairs and umbrellas surrounding the ball pit to give viewers a much more legitimate “beach” experience.
The Beach will be open to the public until September (when summer ends, duh), so cool down with a steady flow of AC and work on your backstroke in a big ‘ol ball pit.
(No word yet if Leonardo DiCaprio and a secret civilization have taken up residence, but we’ll keep you posted)