parphelia, design miami 2012, asif khan, swarovski ice palace, the best dress up

asif khan, swarovski crystal palace. design miami, parphelia, miami beach. the best dress up

parphelia, swarovski ice palace, miami design 2012, the best dress up

architect Asif Khan in collaboration with SWAROVSKI CRYSTAL PALACE designed an installation at DesignMiami 2012 called parhelia.  parphelia, greek for besides the sun, is a series of halo rings around the sun created when light shines through ice crystals.  the architectural structure, nearly 20 feet high, incorporates over 1 million swarovski crystals, and allows visitors to experience a rare arctic optical phenomenon with the same name.  this installation explores the relationship between the refractive qualities of crystal, light, nature, and architecture.  in the sub-tropical miami beach, where design miami was held last week, Asif Khan recreated the illusion of ice halo.  this is a designed phenomenon for thebestdressup now!

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  1. jana says:

    nice!i like it.

  2. poutineandprada says:

    That is stunning!

  3. vastlycurious.com says:

    I love shiny!

  4. Naomikko says:

    who doesn’t like shiny? 😀

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