The Science Museum has commissioned design consultancy Brinkworth to create a semi-translucent glass faÃ§ade for its new SimEx simulator.
A 17x5m sandblasted glass case will house the museum’s simulator, which recreates a meteorite explosion or a trip to Mars. It allows visitors to make out the shadowy movements of the simulator through the opaque glass, in the hope it will “intrigue” them into embarking on a ride.
The faÃ§ade was inspired by Brinkworth’s work on Karen Millen retail stores. The new Brompton Road shop in London features a pavement-to-ceiling window with a frosted finish, achieved by applying a layer of translucent film which allows a degree of transparency.
The simulator is located in the Science Museum’s Wellcome Wing, which opens on 3 July.