Mirrored architecture: reflect on these special spaces

Mirrored architecture: reflect on these special spaces

When glass-sheathed corporate skyscrapers first started bouncing kaleidoscopic visions of architectural angles off their sleek façades in the 1960s, architects began to think about the possibilities of mirrored glass as a material. Half invisible, illuminated by light, a trick yet also a device, the mirror has alleviated architecture somewhat from its heaviness. It helps loosen up and have some fun too – expanding our relationships with urban and rural contexts, providing invisibility, camouflage and immersion. Go on, steal a glance into these architectural looking-glasses…

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