Awesome Japanese Structure with Mirrored Façade by bandesign

Japanese firm bandesign built this fascinating structure with mirrored façade located in Gifu Prefecture, Japan. Description by bandesign: A row of cherry trees is planted at an embankment at its basin, and many people visit this location during the cherry-blossom viewing season. There is Mirrors along the avenue. Taking advantage of this location, we intentionally made repeated refractions of the tree. In order to amplify the cherry two mirror walls [...]

 

Fascinating Visitor Center by Smith Vigeant Architects Located in Canada’s Mont-Tremblant National Park

Montreal-based Smith Vigeant Architects designed this fascinating Mont-Tremblant National Park Discovery Centre in Québec, Canada. Description by Smith Vigeant Architects: Given its pristine location in the heart of nature, the use of wood as the primary material facilitated the harmonious insertion of the building into the unspoiled setting. To achieve this, a wide variety of wood species were used on both the exterior and interior, reinterpreting the site’s richness in [...]

 

Awesome Invisible Viewing Cabin in Scotland National Park

Strathclyde University architecture students Angus Ritchie and Daniel Tyler designed and constructed ‘The Lookout’, a cubic and reflective structure located at the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park in Scotland. The architects used hard wood and birch ply to create the nature-viewing box while mirrored stainless steel on its exterior was used to achieve the ‘invisible effect’. Two benches are placed inside the cabin wherein visitors can choose from a single or [...]

 

Fascinating Invisible Barn in New York by STPMJ

Idea-driven and New York-based design practice STPMJ built the Invisible Barn located in Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, New York. Description by STPMJ: Invisible Barn is a site-specific design proposal that re-contextualizes the landscape of the Socrates Sculpture Park by projecting the landscape on the structural proposition. A barn shaped-wooden structure is sheeted with reflective film on its surfaces. This mirror-finished folly is placed in the middle of the grove and [...]

 

Stunning Mirror House in The Netherlands by Johan Selbing + Anouk Vogel

The architectural tandem of Johan Selbing + Anouk Vogel has created this amazing Mirror House in De Eenvoud, Almere, The Netherlands with a façade that is composed entirely of reflective glass. Description by the architects: After De Realiteit and De Fantasie, the third edition of small experimental housing settlements in Almere has been launched under the title De Eenvoud. The brief of the competition called for an individual house with [...]

 

Riveting Kaleidoscope-like Installations by Suzan Drummen

Dutch artist Suzan Drummen loves to work in public spaces where she makes paintings, photographs, films and installations. One of her works includes these mesmerizing, kaleidoscope-like installations that were featured at CBK Emmen as well as at the head office of the Sociale Verzekeringsbank in Amstelveen. Drummen used several materials such as colored glass and mirrors that are loosely placed on the floor. [via laughingsquid]

 

Spectacular PALÄON Research and Experience Centre in Germany

Zurich and Berlin-based practice Holzer Kobler Architekturen has designed the PALÄON Research and Experience Centre in Schöningen, Germany. The whole structure is composed of a reflective surface that magnificently mirrors the surrounding landscape. Its futuristic shape creates different and external spaces, while the large window openings underscore the expressive dynamism of the architecture as it offers views of the nearby woods and wild horses. [via urdesign]

 

Funhouse Mirrors in Playground Pavilion

Mirrors piques everyone’s curiosity so to incorporate this in a house has literally drawn a crowd from different walks of life. MLRP designed this fun house beside a playground with an unusual combination of traditional timber boards and mirrors. Located in Copenhagen, Denmark. Description from MLRP: Transformation of an existing Playground Structure to an Inviting and Reflective Pavilion  Funhouse mirrors are mounted on the gabled ends of this playground pavilion in Copenhagen, as [...]

 

Dried-up Salt Lake is World's Biggest Mirror

This is Salar de Uyuni. Located in southwest Bolivia in the Potosi and Oruro departments. It is the world’s largest salt flat measuring 10,582 square kilometers. Several prehistoric lakes formed this unusual transformation. It is covered with a few meters of salt crust, which has exceptional flatness and when covered with a thin layer of saline water during rainy season, it creates a massive mirror.    [via worldmostunique and edotmagazine]