This gigantic bubble tucked in the middle of a forest may look like something out of a fairy tale, but it’s actually a gorgeous performance space in the Netherlands. Berlin-based collective Plastique Fantastique created the monumental inflatable pavilion – named Loud Shadows – for the Oerol Festival as a music and art space that integrates completely with the surrounding forest.

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Loud Shadows was conceived as a joint project of Plastique Fantastique, Kate Moore, The Soltz, and LeineRoebana. It references the name of the festival, which means “everywhere’ in Dutch, and the intent to use the entire island as a large performance and exhibition space.

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The transparent skin blurs the line between the interior and the exterior, the building and its natural surroundings. It offers views of the forest, while creating an intimate space where art, music and dance merge together.

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The temporary installation is divided into three parts: two bubbles placed on either side of an opaque walkable circular tube. Made of plastic, this space can be installed almost anywhere.

+ Plastique Fantastique

Via Plataforma Arquitectura

Photos by Marco Canevacci , Jelte Keur, Maria Purik
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Loud Shadows inflatable pavilion, Plastique Fantastique, Oerol Festival, temporary pavilion, the Netherlands, temporary structure, transparent skin, the Netherlands, plastic architecture, plastic

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