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Illusory Architecture

Designers are adding interest to buildings by developing illusory elements

Implications - Adding visual interest and novelty to public structures, illusory architecture is changing the ways in which people understand the function of buildings. Whether transparent, reflective or oddly shaped, more interesting forms of architecture reflect a demand for more distinct and unique forms of public art.
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Deceptive Concrete Residences
Deceptive Concrete Residences
The AV House by BAK Arquitectos Shows Cement Can Have Warmth
At first glance, the AV House may look like a modern wooden cabin, but it is made out of concrete. The main reason for the deception is the way the concrete has been placed together in panel-like... MORE
Bulging Geometric Abodes
Bulging Geometric Abodes
The Villa F by Hornung & Jacobi Architecture is Inspired by Eroded Rocks
Villa F looks dangerously unbalanced. It boasts a bulbous geometric design that sits precariously on top of fragile-looking beams and glass. Of course, the cantilevered design of Villa F has been... MORE
Color-Changing Architecture
Color-Changing Architecture
This Building in Seoul has Light Up Windows That Change Color
This impressive new building in the Gangnam district of Seoul has large light-up windows that are sure to grab the attention of passersby. The design team at MVRDV came up with this fantastic flashy... MORE
Aircraft-Inspired Crematoria
Aircraft-Inspired Crematoria
Vermilion Sands is a Futuristic Launch Pad for the Recently Deceased
Funeral homes are sometimes designed to be monumental, but few are constructed in a style that’s quite as audacious as the Vermilion Sands Crematorium. Shen Li certainly did not opt for the... MORE
Intricate Transforming Towers
Intricate Transforming Towers
The Hydropolis Skyscraper Embodies and Elaborate Structure
The Hydropolis Skyscraper is a project proposed for a reclaimed land site at the Hong Kong harbor. For such a unique and challenging location, the building’s aesthetic qualities are certainly... MORE
Floating Tree Structures
Floating Tree Structures
The Cocoon by AA Design & Make Combines Nature with Architecture
It’s not every day that you take a stroll through the park and happen upon something like the Cocoon by AA Design & Make. Designed by four students from London’s Architectural... MORE

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