Amanda Levete Architects and engineering firm Arup have created this brilliant entrance installation piece for the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the world’s foremost museum of art and design. Made of oil-treated American red oak, the structure both frames and unfolds the Cromwell Road entrance, resulting in a sensational sense of entry for the museum’s visitors and passersby. The design uses laminating techniques traditionally utilized in furniture making, and is one of the smartest, most poetic installation works for any public building I’ve seen in quite some time. On top of their V&A runaway hit, AL_A also won the V&A contest to design a brand new courtyard and undeground extension. For all things V&A be sure to visit their website by CLICKING HERE, and to learn more about the work of Amanda Levete Architects CLICK HERE.