Black Hole Bri­tish ar­chi­tect cre­ates a build­ing that the brain can’t quite un­der­stand

Bespoke - - OMG! -

Be­sides the ex­tra­or­di­nary feats of ath­leti­cism, one of the high­lights of this Fe­bru­ary’s Win­ter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, was a pitch-black Hyundai-spon­sored pav­il­ion cre­ated by Lon­don-based ar­chi­tect Asif Khan. Its façade was painted in Vantablack – a new nan­otech ma­te­rial that ab­sorbs 99.96 per cent of light – and dot­ted with thou­sands of twin­kling lights in or­der to cre­ate the ap­pear­ance of a win­dow look­ing into the depths of outer space. This su­per­sen­sory ex­te­rior was then jux­ta­posed with a stark bright white in­te­rior that fea­tured syn­chro­nised rain chan­nelled into a lake.

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