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Stunning Art Installation - The Elytra Filament Pavilion

Stunning Art Installation - The Elytra Filament Pavilion

A couple of weeks ago, I heard from a friend about a new exciting installation happening at the Victoria and Albert (V&A) museum in London. By the way, the stunning V&A was named museum of the year 2016, if you were not convinced of its value yet. Although who in their right mind would think that it's not an amazing museum?

Anyway, getting back on track, the museum hosts this stunning installation in the inner courtyard until the 6th of November 2016. And it is there for anyone to admire.

This temporary installation was designed and created by architects and engineers at the University of Stuttgart, with the help of robotics I assume (as there was one on display inside the installation). The construction was inspired by nature's little contributors - the flying beetles known as Elytra. If you are interested in the process, here are some pictures on the V&A's official website, about how they installed it. You should take a look, it really is interesting!

Elytra Filament installation - V&A. picture by ©Detail Movement

Elytra Filament installation - V&A. picture by ©Detail Movement

Elytra Filament Pavilion installation - V&A. picture by ©Detail Movement 

Elytra Filament Pavilion installation - V&A. picture by ©Detail Movement 

Elytra Filament Pavilion - V&A. picture by ©Detail Movement

Elytra Filament Pavilion - V&A. picture by ©Detail Movement

 

I found it rather pleasing to see that when the Sun was out, beautiful shadow would magically appear on the grass, revealing the installation's structural and composition secrets. To be honest, I loved the fact that you could see the structure, you could look at it and sort of understand how it was made. You could see how everything is woven around central columns and modular panels (creating the roof).

Elytra Filament installation - V&A. picture by ©Detail Movement 

Elytra Filament installation - V&A. picture by ©Detail Movement 

Elytra Filament Pavilion - V&A. picture by ©Detail Movement

Elytra Filament Pavilion - V&A. picture by ©Detail Movement

Elytra Filament installation - V&A. picture by ©Detail Movement

Elytra Filament installation - V&A. picture by ©Detail Movement

Elytra Filament Pavilion - V&A. picture by ©Detail Movement 

Elytra Filament Pavilion - V&A. picture by ©Detail Movement 

Elytra Filament Pavilion - V&A. picture by ©Detail Movement 

Elytra Filament Pavilion - V&A. picture by ©Detail Movement 

Over all, the installation is a very beautiful, well thought concept, composition and execution. I definitely recommend going there and experience it in your own sweet time. Because, who knows, you might see a totally different angle of the pavilion, and have an epiphany! Aren't we all wishing that? :D

So, what do you think of this? Is it beautiful, or is it too "mechanical" ? Do you feel it does not really fit in with the whole atmosphere of the museum's garden? Is it too modern for the courtyard look? Or is it just perfect? Let me know your thoughts!

Raluca x

All images that are credited as '©Detail Movement', are done by Raluca Vaduva for Detail Movement. All rights reserved. All pictures that are not my own, I credit them to the best of my knowledge & research, to their online sources. I do not claim ownership over them in any way.

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