As the viewer’s perspective changes, a white mass, comprised of 8,888 small spheres vastly varies in shape, and from a distance, it can be perceived as a cloud or even a couple of sheep. For inclume, a creative architectural design studio based in Cambridge, UK, it was exactly their intent – to let observers make up their own minds about the pavilion’s concept.
Erected in the beautiful English countryside as part of a local festival of ideas, the pavilion was designed to be playful, interactive, and ethereal, creating a visual tension against the natural field backdrop. The architectural pavilion sits on slender timber supports that blend in with the grassy landscape which add to the illusion of levitating and lift it to a suitable height for viewing and interaction, and at night, it transforms into an illuminated beacon.
Take a look at the ‘8888’ by inclume below.