black & light

Mediterranean countries paint their façades in white, so that sun rays are reflected, without mass absorbing too much heat. I like finding in London quite a few houses painted in black though. Maybe the reason is to absorb the scarce sun light to the maximum. Or maybe it is a cocky attitude to get darker than the so common grey sky… But when the Autumn sun comes out, one can imagine and almost guess which type of building is reflecting light on the other side of the street.

[all images> Buildings mirror light in London by deconcrete2010]

2 Comments

  1. Jaz

    These are stunning!

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