14 Apr

Sandworm © Nikita Wu

Willow and sand are the only two materials used to make this amazing structure on the coast of Belgium yet it may be one of the most beautiful works of architecture I have seen in a long time.

Exterior © Nikita Wu

Now I must say the outside doesn’t thrill me anywhere near as much as the interior does but I think that makes the inside all that more powerful. Imagine walking up and seeing the rather oddly shaped lump lying on the beach, nothing too impressive or intriguing looking but just enough to get you to peak inside. Then you get treated to an amazing play of light and shadow in a space that (I would guess) feels like the materials are so minimal that it could be blown over in the wind or crumble into a pile from a slight bump. On top of that the main space gets to be a huge 10 meters (about 33 feet) wide and 10 meters tall to create a space large enough to dwarf even the giants among us.

An Idea of Scale © Nikita Wu

I only wish I could get a chance to visit this amazing space. This is the type of simple yet amazing architecture that makes me wish we could all live in space like this, well until I think about my stuff!

© Nikita Wu


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