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UNStudio Unveils Their Half-Twist Reflective Installation in Shanghai
The installation is comprised of a single half-twisted ribbon that creates an archway which reflects pedestrians walking into the Xintiandi Mall. The 30 meter long structure uses a single architectural gesture that changes its function from wall to ceiling, and back to becoming a wall. Large scale mirrors are mounted onto a metal structure and create a lapse reflective effect of jagged moving images. Each of the mirrors acts as a concentration point, which creates the lapse effect and allows for it to interact with passers-by.
As pedestrians walk along the structure, a reflection revolves and inverts around them, creating an alternative version of their movement. It inspires those adjacent to it to observe their environment in a new way and explores the relationship between urban landscapes and their occupants.
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