The look can be deceptive. Even if you don’t, here we prove that looks can be deceptive. Montreal, Canada, is a prime example of this. NÓS, a Canadian architectural firm, has created “moving mountains.” This was redesigned in 2008 at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. And also, it was created on the street in Montreal and painted with sand-colored and chrome balls. Together, they create an illusion in the mind of a moving dune as you approach the street.
Image courtesy: n-o-s.ca | Raphaël Thibodeau
The project’s chief architect, Charles Lawrence Proverux, explains to Bored Panda how to create a two-dimensional illusion on the street. He chose dunes without creating an artificial or abstract theme. The organic layers and their flow creatively mimic this myth and use clay colors to paint it.
As Charles explains, the chromium sphere is formed to create the illusion of a geographical elevation that is partially submerged in sand. It was designed, mapped, and technically executed by a team led by Charles and three others. The total cost of the project was stated to be $ 50,000. The visual magic is done exactly that, and now the people of Montreal and anyone passing through it can experience it alone.