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Hive exhibit opens in Washington, D.C.
Designed by Studio Gang,
the Hive exhibit
at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., is a series of structures made from more than 2,700 wound paper tubes.
The exhibit, found in the Great Hall of the museum, runs through Sept. 4, 2017.
The paper tubes that comprise the works vary in height from just a few inches to up to 10 feet. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI |
The 60-foot high installation is constructed out of 2,700 wound paper tubes. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI |
The collection of tubes are interconnected to create three domed chambers. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI |
The installation's tallest dome has an oculus more than 10 feet in diameter. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI |
The museum invites attendees to interact with each structure to see how they each reflect sound and light. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI |
The smaller structures have a variety of tubular instruments suspended within so visitors can experiment with acoustics. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI |
Design studio, Studio Gang, was founded by Jeanne Gang, a 2011 MacArthur Fellowship recipient. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI |
Each structure balances its own weight thanks to the curvature of the tubes. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI |
The outside of the tubes are reflective silver and the insides are a bright magenta. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI |
The installation's tallest dome reaches a height of 60 feet. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI |
Visitors can experience the exhibit from both the ground floor and from the museum's upper balconies. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI |
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