Archinect - News 2016-07-28T04:35:23-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149958706/the-national-building-museum-s-blockbuster-ball-pit-is-coming-to-tampa-next-month The National Building Museum's blockbuster ball pit is coming to Tampa next month Justine Testado 2016-07-19T18:35:00-04:00 >2016-07-27T00:54:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8l/8lq3ugu6sbhwzdst.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>How can anyone forget <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/94643/snarkitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Snarkitecture</a>'s giant monochromatic ball pit that took over the National Building Museum's Great Hall <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131329607/snarkitecture-s-10-000-sq-ft-indoor-beach-at-the-national-building-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">last summer</a>? Following a wildly successful run that attracted a record-breaking 160,000 visitors,&nbsp;The BEACH is making a comeback at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida starting August 5. Plus, general admission is free!&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dx/dxtp9ao3gcnodmho.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/c0/c0srymuj3b8tsqlo.jpg"><br><em>Photos by Noah Kalina.</em></p><p>It also looks like the installation is coming back bigger than before, spanning 15,000 square feet with a 75-foot-wide &ldquo;shoreline&rdquo;, and comprising 1.2 million of the antimicrobial plastic balls. The NBM version was 10,000 square feet, and its more than 650,000 plastic balls were reused in Hou de Sousa's <a href="http://bustler.net/news/4773/play-ball-get-a-glimpse-of-hou-de-sousa-s-winning-re-ball-installation-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">winning design</a>&nbsp;of the Dupont Underground's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135574011/the-beach-to-be-reincarnated-in-arts-competition-for-d-c-s-dupont-underground-initiative" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Re-Ball! competition</a>.&nbsp;No word as of yet if and how the Tampa installation will be recycled.</p><p>If you plan on diving into the ball pit at the arena, keep a close watch on your loose belongings when &ldquo;splashing&rdquo; around. The Tampa Bay Times writes&nbsp;that more than 1,000 items were lost at the...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/55231701/scientists-propose-more-realistic-vision-for-michael-maltzan-s-pier-s-underwater-garden Scientists propose more realistic vision for Michael Maltzan's pier's underwater garden Archinect 2012-08-13T15:06:00-04:00 >2012-08-14T01:03:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w3/w39vnud6qbnws007.jpg" width="514" height="318" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This week, architects and city staff met with marine scientists for the first time and heard the verdict: Maltzan's dream of a Key West-style reef with corals and easily visible sea life would remain just that in Tampa Bay waters. Now the architect is going back to the drawing board, looking for more realistic ways to present the centerpiece feature of the Lens, as the replacement of the current Pier is known.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>