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Surreal beauty: Palacio de Cristal

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This stunning Spanish building, originally used as a greenhouse, is the epitome of of the phrase “light-filled”.  Combine glass with just the right sort of lighting and magic can happen, as artist Kimsooja demonstrated. She “had the whole floor tiled in mirrors. She then covers the vault and the entire glass surface of the palace with a translucent diffraction film. When outside light filters through the glass and reflects off the film, it creates a rainbow spectrum that is mirrored in every part of the atrium.” Simple, brilliant and beautiful. It’s a great demonstration of how architecture and art can collide to create something truly special. We’ll let the pictures tell the story…


Images courtesy of My Modern Met