Deceptively Reflective: 12 Mirrored Buildings Trick the Eye

Comment on Facebook Architecture studio Bona-LeMercier worked with artist Xavier Veilhan and set designer Alexis Bertrand to enhance the structure itself and also put the focus on the picturesque hillside setting. The former home is now a permanent gallery for Frac Île-de-France, the region’s contemporary art fund. Designed for the 2014 Folly Competition, the mirrored barn isn’t actually a three-dimensional structure but rather a house-shaped wall. The trees are a tourist draw during bloom season, so putting the focus on them helps draw in business for the cafe owners. Hopefully, all of these deceptive reflective surfaces aren’t killing too many birds. Chateau de Rentilly: Mirror-Clad French Country House

Mirrored panels completely transform a 1960s country house, Le Château de Rentilly, in the French countryside. Optical Illusion Street Facade Art

Ordinary passersby suddenly become talented acrobats when they interact with ‘Bâtiment,’ an installation by Leandro Erlich on display at Le 14 in paris as part of the In_Perceptions exhibition. Reflective Roadside Cafe

The branches of an adjacent row of cherry trees are multiplied many times over in the polished mirrored surfaces of this roadside cafe by japanese firm Bandesign.

Updated: 18.12.2014 — 22:51