See One of America's Most Iconic Buildings Get Engulfed In Fake Fog
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See One of America's Most Iconic Buildings Get Engulfed In Fake Fog

Veil , by Japanese artist Fujiko Nakaya, is the latest creative installation at Philip Johnson's Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut. For ten minutes every hour, the iconic structure disappears behind a big billowing fog until the mist dissipates and whaddya know-there it is again!

See One of America's Most Iconic Buildings Get Engulfed In Fake Fog

Is the haunting display a possible metaphor for the preeminent American architect's cloudy personal history and reputation as a Nazi propagandist ? No. It's a (quite beautiful) play on the transparency of the home.

Says Nakaya: "Fog responds constantly to its own surroundings, revealing and concealing the features of the environment. Fog makes visible things become invisible and invisible things-like wind-become visible."

See One of America's Most Iconic Buildings Get Engulfed In Fake Fog

Veil will be on view from May 1st through November 30th. [ designboom ]