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AL_A & Arup – Timber Wave Installation at The London Design Festival

This impressive Timber Wave installation was recently unveiled at the entrance to the Victoria and Albert Museum, where it welcomes visitors to the London Design Festival. The giant three-story tall timber construction rises above people passing beneath it, transforming the front of the magnificent museum.

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The giant spiral is the creation of award-winning architects AL_A (Amanda Levete Architects)  along with engineering firm Arup.

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The waving installation is constructed from  oil-treated American oak, using  furniture making lamination techniques.  The multilayered wave rolls up into a curve as though it were one dynamic crest, and it’s every bit as dramatic as the entrance archway beneath it. This unique asymmetric structure will grace the steps of the V&A until October 15th.

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(via Design-Milk.com, Inhabitat.com)

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