Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Orbit Pavilion


From Brooklyn-based architecture studio StudioKCA comes this really cool seashell-shaped pavilion. Commissioned by NASA, the Orbit Pavilion amplifies a chorus of soothing sounds, like waves crashing and crickets chirping, that correspond to the satellites orbiting in outer space. The soundscape changes as the satellites move, allowing visitors to hear them in real time as their orbits bring them into range hundreds of miles above.

It measures a total of 102 square meters, and is made of aluminum panels stitched together to form a circle. Right now, the interactive sculpture installation is at the Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena and will soon be headed to Huntington Library Botanical Gardens in San Marino this summer.



[h/t: Arch Daily]

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