Hyundai Pavilion, Winter Olympic Games 2018
Asif Khan
Pyeongchang, South Korea
Can paint make an object’s three dimensions vanish?

For the Winter Olympics held recently in South Korea, the British firm Asif Khan created a 35m x 35m structure containing a radical sensory experience. Curiosity to know up to what point we are able to see without distinguishing lures us, like a magnet, into the building. Thousands of pegs with lights at their tips are nailed to the vertical surfaces of the facade, increasing the impression of weightlessness and depth. Like a window to outer space. Inside, the eye takes a while to get used to the abrupt change from superdark to superbright. A totally white hall with a platform producing 25,000 water droplets per minute disorients the visitor.

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