Tudor Home in the Sky
Symbolizing the thousands of homes that have been lost to foreclosure, ‘Mark’s House’ is a 28-foot tall Tudor-style home installed in downtown Flint, Michigan by London-based design firm Two Islands. The 4,000-pound, mylar-covered sculpture aims to reflect everything that American families have lost while also representing hope for the future. Appearing to float from a distance, the sculpture looks dramatically different depending on the light and weather, and is capable of holding 1,500 gallons of rainwater that can be misted onto passersby during hot weather.
Dozens of mirrored cubes curve into a columnar shape to reflect the various surfaces of Paris’ Place Vendome with artist Arnaud Lapierre’s ‘Ring.’ The sculpture aims to disrupt our perception of space, making us uncertain which elements of the scene are real and which are reflected.
Eerie Hut of Reflection
Standing in the most unlikely of locations, a remote and little-traveled island in Scotland, ‘Mirror House’ brings architecture to an otherwise entirely natural setting, but with the utmost subtlety. The hut is barely noticeable in this environment, blurring the lines between structures made by nature and those built by humans.