Looks can be deceiving. Do you agree with it? Even if you don’t, here we are to prove that looks can of course be deceiving. Montreal, Canada holds the perfect example for this. The “Moving Dunes”, it is created by NÓS, a Canadian Architectural firm.

This was created back in 2008 at the Montreal Museum exhibition for Fine Arts. This is created on a street in downtown Montreal, it is painted in sandy-colors and chrome spheres. Together, they create a mind mending illusion of a moving sand dune when you approach the street. Scroll down to read more about it.More info & Photo courtesy: N-O-S.ca | Raphaël Thibodeau

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Charles Laurence Proulx is the head architect of this project and he explains to Bored Panda that his aim was to create a two dimensional illusion right on the street. Without creating an artificial or an abstract theme, he chose sand dunes. The organic layers and its flow is creatively mimicked by this illusion and it used Earthen-colors to paint it.

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As Charles explains, the chrome spheres are laid out to create an illusion of geographical elevation and the effect as if it is partially sunk into the sand. This was planned, mapped and very technically executed by a team lead by Charles and 3 others. The total cost for this project was stated as $50,000. The optical illusion was precisely done and now the people of Montreal and anyone who passes by gets to experience it by themselves.

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Please visit their website to know more about this project and various others done by them. Do not forget to drop your comments down below to share your thoughts with us.

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