Sheesh Mahal


Sheesh Mahal at Amber Fort , Jaipur

Sheesh Mahal at Amber Fort , Jaipur

 Sheesh Mahal - Hall of Mirrors . The walls and ceiling of the rooms have small mirrors beautifully set into the wall . During the day it is a work of art to marvel . At night a single lamp can light up the space with the myriad mirrors reflecting the light  all across the space creating bright and beautiful illumination. 

Variants of the this idea can be seen in certain other palaces in India. Combines art and environment friendliness in a way that we seldom see in the modern day world.

There is significant scope to incorporate such ideas in buildings. Mirrors , reflective surfaces can be effectively and creatively used to provide requisite illumination with minimal number of lights (and hence electricity) in homes , offices and public spaces like malls , airports etc

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