Thursday, October 8, 2009

Mosaic Reflection on an Office Building

Distorted Mosaic Reflection on a Modern Glass Facade of an Office Building in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Modern high-tech architecture consists mainly of steel and glass. Glass is a great surface material and an ideal source for special effects like the distorted reflection in the picture. Reflection is happening when light intersects with a change in material such as air to glass. While walking through Buenos Aires, I was captivated by the effect produced by the mirror-like cladding of glass on the side of this office building. It looked like a canvas of glass panels on which a mosaic was created. This distorted mosaic is what gives these literally blank faceless facades a rather individual touch.

12 comments:

Jacob said...

That's amazing! And quite beautiful. I don't think I've ever seen anything like it!

Andreea said...

Nice reflection shot.

RogerB said...

Now that super cool! Fantastic shot!

Sharon said...

This is beautiful. It does look like an abstract mosaic.

brattcat said...

Beautiful shot and thoughtful commentary.

Luis Gomez said...

Very nice!

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Beautiful building and lovely shot !! Great post..Unseen Rajasthan

Prospero said...

That makes such a neat pattern.

Martina said...

The orange-blue reflections are great. Also the organic vs. geometric patterns in the reflection. Nice pic!!

peenkfrik said...

The investment for glass really is worthy on this one. Nice capture too. :)

AB said...

I really like the wibbly-wobbly effect.

Steffe said...

That's just great.