natura futura arquitectura wraps invisible portal with mirrors in ecuador natura futura arquitectura wraps invisible portal with mirrors in ecuador
sep 13, 2016

natura futura arquitectura wraps invisible portal with mirrors in ecuador

 

called the ‘invisible portal’, this architectural intervention by natura futura arquitectura was built aiming for people to reflect on the lost vision of the self that beats on the other side of the reflection. prismatic, light and suspended over the abyss, the temporary pavilion wants to bring us back to earth, to the roots—resulting in a door that opens to return to the idea that before we were not part of big cities but that we used to live in the countryside, maintaining a relationship with nature.

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view from the street

 

 

 

with a structure and an interior built in wood, the ‘invisible portal’ has a mirrored skin—an ancient symbolic resource with many meanings that helps it blend with the environment. completed in summer 2016 and located in ecuador in an area called ‘enchanted clouds’, this structure by natura futura is part of a series of self-managed interventions the team creates to promote different kinds of experimentations and reflections on our contemporary lives. the ‘invisible portal’ is in the end, a door that opens only to discover what’s already there.

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inside the portal

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human floating

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human scale

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detail reflection 

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landscape window

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animals scale 

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a reflection of the sunset

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as it get darks, the portal captures the last rays of light

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construction process

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isometric

 

 

project info:

 

architects: natura futura arquitectura
location: guapoloma, bolivar province, ecuador
auditor architect: josé fernando gómez
contributors: ramón vivanco, nathaly gaona, fausto quiroz, herman laroze
area: 13 m2
year: 2016
photographs: natura futura

 

 

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edited by: juliana neira | designboom

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