This Mirrored Pavilion Is a Space For Mind-Bending Personal Reflection

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This eight-foot cube, covered in five mirror-clad faces, was designed by Los Angele- based architect and designer Michael Jantzen as a personal retreat. Presumably it brings new meaning to the idea of personal reflection.

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Each of the five sides features three mirrored panels: two fasten directly the edge of the metal cube’s frame, while a third hinges from one of those. They all fold flat to form a perfect cube — creating an amazing infinite mirror effect on the inside — or can be unfurled to create a structure that throws light and shape from the outside world into the structure in interesting and unpredictable ways. Enough, perhaps, to spark the imagination of even the most unreflective of people.

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CrispyAardvark
CrispyAardvark

No image of the inside huh..

The mirror surfaces aren’t smooth and they don’t appear to be one-way mirrors. I assume that means if you take a torch in and shut it, you get a blurry or “unpredictable” reflection.

Had I done it (and I’m no artist), I’d have used single-piece, one-way mirrors with the mirrors on the inside. Outside light gets in to illuminate whoever is in there and the infinite reflections are clean. But then that’d be my art and my vision, not his, so each to his own...