Perforated pink aluminium panels form a sinuous structure that envelops visitors to this installation by French architect Marc Fornes, his studio The Very Many and sound artist Jana Winderen (+ slideshow).
The Situation Room was created by combining twenty spherical shapes into a continuous curving membrane using boolean mathematical operations.
"The overall form is an aggregate of twenty spheres of incremental diameters, combined to create an envelope of experiential tension, a sort of sublime dialogue between the comfort of the known and an uneasy interaction with the unknown," said Fornes
Where the spheres meet, the joints have been smoothed out to create double curvatures that provide structural rigidity.
This forms a series of coves, niches, tunnels and openings in the envelope for visitors to walk through. Columns that extending down from the canopy carry some of the load of the structure.
Lighting is used outside the aluminium skin to illuminate the sculptural form.
Lights inside create a bright environment and shine out through the small holes in the shell, dappling patterns across the surfaces around the room.
Jana Winderen engineered 10 resonant sounds to be propagated across the membrane – turning the installation into an instrument.
"Spatial envelope, acoustic-membrane, structural-performance, assembly-parts and distributed lighting are unified and amalgamated through a coat of neon-effect, blurring one's perception of the known," said Fornes.
The installation will remain in place until 21 November.