A mirror’s function has always been to provide an accurate likeness. So why are recent designs more interested in playing with the viewer’s sense of identity?
As part of its annual award for emerging practices, W Hotels sent three designers abroad to learn from and create alternative aesthetics.
Dan Graham has built more than 50 mirrored pavilions around the world. The culturally omnivorous artist and critic talks us through these ethereal, disorientating objects, which have influenced architects from SANAA to Herzog & de Meuron.