Six buildings hidden "in plain view"
• Six buildings hidden "in plain view"
You probably have heard stories about the "military camouflage," which helped to hide from the enemy, anything - from ships to entire cities. However, there are "peaceful" form of camouflage, for the most part of the architectural. Often, to hide the building from prying eyes, they "hide" in the ground in the middle of the plain or cover their mirrors. We suggest you familiarize yourself with a few such projects.
This house is located on the Greek island of Antiparos. For thousands of years the locals built houses, whose walls served as rammed earth. The project of a modern house, which you see in these pictures, designed by the architectural firm decaArchitecture and it is based on the same old idea: the house is placed between two natural hills, which allows him to "merge" with the surrounding landscape.
Architect Dan hisel built this tiny sauna on the banks of the Saranac River, not far from New York. The building itself is made of wood, but is almost entirely covered with mirrors. Because of this house is almost invisible, unless, of course, not only the light from his window.
The house on Phillip Island
This house built in 1988 on the coast near Melbourne and discover it from the ground is almost impossible. It can be seen only from the air. The authorship of this elegant design belongs to the Australian architect Denton Marshall.
This extravagant building - the only public toilet, which is located in the Spanish city of San Sebastian. Due to the mirror panel, it simply reflects the neighborhood, as it were "dissolved" in the surrounding area. Author of the project - Robert d'Affor.
Home "three snakes"
Portuguese architect Luis de Andrade built his career by developing the design of buildings that are "merged" with the natural landscape. This project is called the "three snakes".
"hide" the house from the architectural firm Teatum + Teatum
During the day, the facade of this British house seems monolithic - it is covered with silicon carbide particles (a material that is used to protect nuclear missile and electronics). A night at the steel doors there is a pattern imitating raindrops - and the house turns into a big lantern.