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The Netscape Pavilion Takes on a Nautical and Futuristic Form

By: Meghan Young - Published: • References: oylerwu & fastcodesign
Both futuristic and nautical at the same time, the Netscape pavilion is a stunning art installation. Located at the Southern California Institute of Architecture in Los Angeles, it is made up of an astounding 45,000 feet of rope, not to mention a slew of sail-like fabric.

Created by Dwayne Oyler and Jenny Wu, professors at SCI-Arc and principals of their firm Oyler Wu Collaborative, the Netscape pavilion was built to house the institute's graduation this year. Although the only directive was to keep 1,000 students and guests shaded and cool during the ceremony, the Netscape pavilion does more than that. It also provides a breathtaking backdrop to one of the biggest days of both students' and parents' lives. Stats for Rope-Knit Canopies Trending: Older & Mild
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