Next time you’re in Berkeley, California, drop by their art museum and you’ll find some super sweet seating smack dab in the middle of the its large atrium. Merging multiple disciplines including art, architecture, and furniture, BAMscape is a free-form seating environment commissioned by the Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive.
Installed for a two-year duration, it’s a place where visitors can lounge and watch film screenings, live performance and multimedia events.
Aside from being an open, relaxing place to study, BAMscape hosts wireless Internet and integrated outlets for powering laptops! (Any way we can get these in airports, too?)
What are these elongated orange slivers exactly made of? Architizer states, “Lightweight and comprised of 93% air, the rigid foam structural substrate is laminated with thin layers of painted plywood.”
Of course, while there, make sure to check out the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive. Through art and film programs, collections and research resources, they aspire to be locally connected and globally relevant, engaging audiences from the campus, community, and beyond.
Photographs courtesy of BAM/PFA
Photo credits: Marion Brenner, Jacob Mosur