Immense architectural structure
build at the entrance of Victoria & Albert Museum
in London, this impressive installation was conceived by architect Amanda Levete
in collaboration with some engineers. The architects used oil-treated American red oak to make this wave cascading down the steps.
Timber Wave has 12 meters in diameter and it is composed by three-dimensional latticework spirals. It looks lovely during the day, but it is also looks gorgeous during night. The structure implicates some knowledge in the ambient design and furniture design and the technique used is close related to the furniture making recipes:)
Architect Amanda Levete
of AL_A confesses: ‘We wanted to take the V&A out onto the street.’ I think they succeed. And the result is technically ingenious. The Grand Entrance becomes multilayered and highly ornamented.