An Artist Creates a Mirror House That Blends Into Nature and Never Looks the Same

An American artist named Doug Aitken created a one of a kind installation that looks like a simple house except for the fact that it’s covered with big mirrors. The construction merges into nature and becomes an elusive mirage. People see it differently depending on the position, time of the day, or weather, and it adds a special touch to the whole experience.

We at The Elite Indian were impressed by the whole concept and decided to show you this miracle house in its different states.


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In der Tradition der Land-Art als Spiegelbild der Träume und Bestrebungen, die auf den amerikanischen Westen projiziert werden, präsentiert Mirage Gstaad eine sich ständig verändernde Begegnung, in der Subjekt und Objekt, innen und außen, in ständigem Fluss sind. Mit jeder verfügbaren Oberfläche, die mit einem Spiegel verkleidet ist, absorbiert und reflektiert sie die Landschaft auf solche Weise, dass das Äußere scheinbar verschwindet, so wie das Innere den Betrachter in ein endloses Kaleidoskop aus Licht und Reflexion hineinzieht. Während Mirage Gstaad die Landschaft in sich hineinzieht und sie wieder zurückwirft, wird dieses klassische einstöckige Vorstadthaus zu einem Rahmen, zu einer wahrnehmbaren Echokammer, die endlos zwischen dem Traum von der Natur als reinem unbewohnten Staat und dem Streben nach ihrer Eroberung hin- und herwandert. Vor dem Hintergrund von Videmanette in Gstaad wird Mirage Gstaad die Idee des Manifest Destiny und des amerikanischen Westens mit der europäischen Landschaft und der Tradition des Erhabenen in Kontakt bringen. #miragehouse#switzerland#architecture#art#photography#naturephotography#natur#landscape#sunset#sun#sky#dougaitken

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In the tradition of land-art as a reflection of the dreams and aspirations projected onto the American West, #Mirage #Gstaad presents a continually changing encounter in which subject and object, inside and outside are in constant flux. With every available surface clad in mirror, it both absorbs and reflects the landscape around in such ways that the exterior will seemingly disappear just as the interior draws the viewer into a never-ending #kaleidoscope of light and reflection. As Mirage Gstaad pulls the #landscape in and reflects it back out, this classic one-story suburban house becomes a framing device, a perceptual echo-chamber endlessly bouncing between the dream of nature as pure uninhabited state and the pursuit of its conquest. Situated against the backdrop of Videmanette in Gstaad, Mirage Gstaad will bring the idea of the Manifest Destiny and the American West into contact with the European landscape and the tradition of the sublime.

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#miragehouse #dougaitken #palmsprings

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Sky was on fire 🔥😍

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Wild 👁 #desertx

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Doug Aitken’s Mirage—mirror-clad facsimile of a typical suburban American home, debuted in the desert in early 2017. It’s reflective features—the walls, the chimney, and the gabled roof—functioned as a kaleidoscope of desert colors as they change throughout the day, from the saturated blue of high noon as it sinks through the gradients of sunset to the navy blue of night. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #instapic #instadaily #artoftheday #interiors #interiordesign #design #furniture #mood #l4l #california #desert #palmsprings #architecture #instapic #picoftheday #bestoftheday #like #art #arts #artistsoninstagram #dailyinspo #inspiration #worldofinteriors #peace #love #yoga #flow #energy #healing #nature

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In this artwork, we see the flow of time that’s shifting around us. And what do you see?

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