Mesmerising Mirrored Mood | Curated by Yellowtrace.

 

Is it just me, or is the first image of mirrored buildings that pops to mind of those unfortunate bling facades from the 80s? I’m guilty as charged. Having said this, I would like to make it very clear that today’s post is not about those buildings. Phew, what a relief – I hear you say.

Mesmerising Mirrored Mood is dedicated to pristine, reflective buildings that seamlessly blend into their immediate surroundings. In doing so – they almost disappear, and their boundaries become infinite. Mirrors posses special magical powers. They can dramatically transform a built space, where a building or an interior takes on the characteristics of whatever is around – the space either expands or dissolves, and our experience and perception is shifted.

Since you guys are my most favourite readers of all the readers on the internet – this has a lot to do with your impeccable taste, devastating good looks and irresistible sex appeal – I shall bring you Part Two of this post next week dedicated to interiors and installations (read it here). I know, you pretty much cannot say I don’t look after you. Big time!

 

Mirror House in Copenhagen by MLRP | Yellowtrace.

Mirror House in Copenhagen by MLRP | Yellowtrace.

Mirror House in Copenhagen by MLRP | Yellowtrace.

Mirror House, Copenhagen by MLRP. Photos by Laura Stamer.


Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland by Farshid Moussavi | Yellowtrace.

Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland by Farshid Moussavi | Yellowtrace.

Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland by Farshid Moussavi | Yellowtrace.

Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland by Farshid Moussavi. Photo by Dean Kaufman/Courtesy MOCA.


Music Hall and House in Alguena, Spain by Cor Asociados | Yellowtrace.

Music Hall and House in Alguena, Spain by Cor Asociados | Yellowtrace.

Music Hall and House in Alguena, Spain by Cor Asociados | Yellowtrace.

Music Hall and House in Algueña by Cor & Asociados. Photos by David Frutos.


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Mirrored Pavilion at London Olympic Park. Photo by Jonathan Dredge.


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Clara Display Suite by Elenbeg Frazer. Photo by Peter Clarke.


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Garden studio in Amsterdam Watergraafsmeer by CC-Studio. Photo by John Lewis Marshall.


Archive artist pavilion by Bureau Lada | Yellowtrace.

Archive artist pavilion by Bureau Lada | Yellowtrace.

Archive artist pavilion by Bureau Lada | Yellowtrace.

Archive artist pavilion by Bureau Lada. Photos by Thomas Lenden.


Treehotel Hotel - Mirrorcube | Yellowtrace.

Treehotel Hotel - Mirrorcube | Yellowtrace.

Treehotel Hotel - Mirrorcube | Yellowtrace.

Treehotel Hotel - Mirrorcube | Yellowtrace.

Treehotel Mirrorcube by Bolle Tham and Martin Videgård.


The Non Program Pavilion, Spain by Jesús Torres García Architects | Yellowtrace.

The Non Program Pavilion, Spain by Jesús Torres García Architects | Yellowtrace.

The Non Program Pavilion, Spain by Jesús Torres García Architects | Yellowtrace.

The Non Program Pavilion, Spain by Jesús Torres García Architects | Yellowtrace.

The Non Program Pavilion, Spain by Jesús Torres García Architects. Images via ArchDaily.


Music School in Louviers, France by OPUS 5 Architects | Yellowtrace.

Music School in Louviers, France by OPUS 5 Architects | Yellowtrace.

Music School in Louviers France by Opus 5 Architects. Images courtesy of Opus 5.


Vakko Headquarters and Power Media Center, Istanbul by REX | Yellowtrace.

Vakko Headquarters and Power Media Center, Istanbul by REX | Yellowtrace.

Vakko Headquarters and Power Media Center, Istanbul by REX. Photos by Iwan Baan.


Academie MWD Dilbeek, Belgium by Carlos Arroyo | Yellowtrace.

Academie MWD Dilbeek, Belgium by Carlos Arroyo | Yellowtrace.

Academie MWD Dilbeek, Belgium by Carlos Arroyo | Yellowtrace.

Academie MWD Dilbeek, Belgium by Carlos Arroyo. Photos by Miguel de Guzmán. Technically this building isn’t mirrored, however the effect of printed panels reflecting the surrounding landscape is pure magic. Watch a video about this building here.


Botanic Gardens Visitors Centre, Cairns by Charles Wright Architects | Yellowtrace.

Botanic Gardens Visitors Centre, Cairns by Charles Wright Architects | Yellowtrace.

Botanic Gardens Visitors Centre, Cairns by Charles Wright Architects | Yellowtrace.

Botanic Gardens Visitors Centre, Cairns by Charles Wright Architects. (P.S. The building facade was inspired by the suit worn by the alien-hunter in the movie Predator – OMG I love it!) Photos by Patrick Bingham Hall.


 

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Dana Tomić Hughes
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Dana is an award-winning interior designer living in Sydney, Australia. With an unhealthy passion for design, Dana commits to an abnormal amount of daily design research. Regular travel and attendance at premier design events, enables Dana to stay at the forefront of the design world globally. While she is super serious about design, Dana never takes herself - nor design - too seriously. Together with her life and business partner, Nick Hughes, Dana is Boss Lady at Studio Yellowtrace, specialising in Interior Design, Creative Direction and Special Projects. The studio takes a highly conceptual and holistic approach to translating brands & ideas into places.

6 Responses

  1. Ari

    Lovely, thank you.

    I do hope the facades use that wonderful self cleaning finish, the worst thing about mirrors would have to be cleaning them.

    Those toddlers in Copenhagen in their ski suites crack me up.

    Reply
  2. fowler@iafrica.com

    I, sincerely, wonder how many bird strikes mirrored building get?

    Reply

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