Weird White Leaves Make Shanghai Building Sparkle

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Architects and interior designers are forever pushing creative boundaries and actively champion the idea of reusing and recycling space, just as Japanese architect, Nobuhiro Nakamura has done in an old hotel in Shanghai, China.

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Using a recurrent leaf pattern throughout the building, Nakamura and his team from Shanghai-based A-Asterisk transformed what was a dark, cramped hotel into a large, welcoming, state-of-the-art office space, which has been appropriately renamed, Leafy Shade.

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The reflection of light on the white leaves lends an iridescent quality to the building, which seems to sparkle and glint, even in the absence of natural light.

Source: Dezeen