Nowadays, trends in construction don´t ceases to amaze and one of them is the invisible architecture. This type of construction is amazingly adapted to the environment to go unnoticed. Mimicry and camouflage are two basic concepts in this trend, which have been used for several years in real estate, hotels and business centers, becoming a mechanism for urban development. An innovation in the invisible architecture is the use of mirrors, glass, walls of glass or polished iron facades that reflect the outside to camouflage these constructions in the environment.
Ospinas tells you about some of the more emblematic constructions with this kind of architecture, striking places that can be inserted into the environment without any difficulty, hiding in the middle of nature, the sky or the city.
1. Treehotel in Sweden
Inspired by the famous tree houses, hotel rooms are camouflaged in the woods, suspending them in the air. They are covered with mirrors that reflect the trees on the outside, and keep privacy inside for guests, to contemplate without any problem the landscape. This hotel offers a unique panoramic view.
2. House WZ2 in Germany
The architect Bernd Alois Zimmermann transformed the facade of a German house of 1950 in a giant mirror. The objetive was to give more light to the interior; to do so, made several skylights and coated the outside with polished stainless steel panels; the result was a house that blends with the environment.
3. The Cira Centre
Located in Philadelphia, this building reflects the American sky and sometimes, it looks like a ghost for the visual illusion that generates its facade, which gives the optical sense of transparency. This office complex was designed by the architect argentine – american Cesar Pelli and built in the years 2004 and 2005 on a rail train platform. The building is a skyscraper whose facade is a 68,000 m2 glass wall Silver with LED lights that change color to create different effects, this lighting was designed by Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design.