Some architects believe that buildings should limit their aesthetic impact on the surrounding environment, and it seems clear that ABLM Arquitectos, the studio behind 'The Almost Invisible School', adheres to that credo. As its name indicates, the elementary school complex cleverly hides in plain sight thanks to highly reflective paneling that surrounds the entirety of the upper storeys' facade.
The mirrored panels manage to hide the building effectively thanks to its surroundings. On the outskirts of the Spanish town of Salamanca, the building isn't in the vicinity of any other tall edifices. Its walls thus reflect sky and trees almost exclusively, which helps it to seamlessly blend into the natural environment.
Areas of The Almost Invisible School not covered in mirror have a bright, striped design, which is a concession to the child-like sensibilities of the buildings' primary occupants.
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