Optical Illusion in Architecture

Balancing Barn / MVRDV, © Edmund Sumner / in Suffolk, England. Link

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Eternal Flame Falls

By MpmajewskiOwn work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link

The Eternal Flame Falls is a small waterfall located in the Shale Creek Preserve, a section of Chestnut Ridge Park in Western New York. A small grotto at the waterfall’s base emits natural gas, which can be lit to produce a small flame. This flame is visible nearly year round, although it can be extinguished and must occasionally be re-lit.
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Impressive Bulgarian cave with eye-shaped holes in ceiling

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Prohodna is a cave in north central Bulgaria, popular tourist attraction for the two eye-like holes in its ceiling that create an eerie effect.  Prohodna is 262 meters (860 ft) long, and has two entrances which lie opposite one another, known respectively as the Small Entrance and the Big Entrance. The cave owes its name, which literally means Thoroughfare Cave or Passage Cave, to this feature.  Prohodna is most notable for the two equal-sized holes in the ceiling of its middle chamber. The holes, formed through erosion, let in light into the cave and are locally known as the Eyes of God or Oknata.
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Intricate Illusion Drawings by Visothkakvei

Graphic designer Visothkakvei creates hyper-detailed optical illusion drawings playing with depths and textures.  kakvei  draws his nature-inspired designs mostly freehand. The artist sometimes digitally enhances his  doodles, making them  seem to lift right off the pages.

Check out more works at Instagram.com/visothkakvei.

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Roll-out table by Marcus Voraa

Roll-Out Table designed by Marcus Voraa is beechwood crafted finished off with steel and canvas.The length of the table can be adjusted according to the amount you need by rotating the handle. A pair of sliding legs can be re-positioned to provide extra stability.

The Concept
In our home there is an open plan living-room and kitchen. The room is the heart of our apartment and it is where we gather round together with friends and family. After one too many trips to the cellar to fetch the extra table leaves I decided I wanted a table that was flexible and had everything in one place. When I received the internet-themed brief for the exhibition at the Stockholm Furniture Fair, that was when the idea for the roll-out table @ came together.

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Photo credits: Marcus Voraa
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Speicherstadt – the city of warehouses

Speicherstadt (lit. city of warehouses) in Hamburg, Germany is the largest warehouse district in the world where the buildings stand on oak logs along canals near the Elbe. The district was built from 1883 to 1927 as a free zone to transfer goods without paying customs. The warehouses were built with different support structures, but Andreas Meyer created a Neo-Gothic red outer layer with little towers, alcoves, andglazed terra cotta ornaments. The warehouses are multi-storey buildings with entrances from water and land. Over the last years the area has been renovated to have museums, offices and entertainment options, but the old feel of the area remains. At sunset, the Speicherstadt is engulfed in a mysterious atmosphere when the facades of the red brick buildings and steel bridges are artfully illuminated.

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