8,888 translucent white spheres make up this ephemeral pavilion designed by inclume

By 17th October 2020International News

in the summer of 2020, a pavilion composed of 8,888 white spheres was erected in the english countryside as part of a local festival of ideas. realized by cambridge-based studio, inclume, the installation was designed to be playful, interactive, and ethereal. 

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images courtesy of inclume

from afar, the white mass of spheres looks like a cloud. or even a couple of sheep. and in fact, as the overall form changes when viewed from different directions, it was inclume‘s intention to let observers make up their own minds about the pavilion’s concept. 

inclume designs an ephemeral pavilion using 8,888 white spheres designboom

the man-made appearance of the structure was meant to create an exciting visual tension against the natural field backdrop. the architectural pavilion sits on slender timber supports that blend in with the grassy landscape and lift it to a suitable height for viewing and interaction. these also give the installation a light footprint and enable children to weave underneath, as well as between the different elements. during the hours of darkness, the ‘8888’ pavilion transforms to become an illuminated beacon.

inclume designs an ephemeral pavilion using 8,888 white spheres designboom

inclume designs an ephemeral pavilion using 8,888 white spheres designboom

inclume designs an ephemeral pavilion using 8,888 white spheres designboom

inclume designs an ephemeral pavilion using 8,888 white spheres designboom

inclume designs an ephemeral pavilion using 8,888 white spheres designboom

inclume designs an ephemeral pavilion using 8,888 white spheres designboom

inclume designs an ephemeral pavilion using 8,888 white spheres designboom

inclume designs an ephemeral pavilion using 8,888 white spheres designboom

inclume designs an ephemeral pavilion using 8,888 white spheres designboom

inclume designs an ephemeral pavilion using 8,888 white spheres designboom

project info:

project name: 8888

location: the UK

architect: inclume

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edited by: lynne myers | designboom