This Is How You Physically Construct A Mirage

A mirage - you know, like an imagined oasis when you're crawling through a never-ending desert. Or like the phantasmal barge, wrought from 32 tons of welded wire mesh, that's floating in the lagoons of Venice right now.

That second mirage is actually Croatia's pavilion for the Venice Biennale, a contemporary art event that happens every odd year. It was designed by 14 leading Croatian architects, who formed 30 tons of wire into 40 sinuous layers to create a type of architectural Fata Morgana .

I'm not quite sure, but I think this pavilion might edge out the Shanghai Expo Seed Cathedral as the architectural work which most makes me question the integrity of space-time fabric. [ via Arch Daily]

Top image credit Zelimir Grzancic

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