Architecture: A Mirrored House


Above: Mirror House by Johan Selbing and Anouk Vogel

A reflective glass house appeared on the architectural scene in 2014. The Mirror House by Johan Selbing and Anouk Vogel is a private villa designed in response to a competition brief calling for a building that would relate to a site within a forest clearing. A spectacular image is visualised as the structure and nature collide. Turning our attention to the humble material we have added a couple of our favourite structures to whet your appetite. 


Above: Mirror House at Copenhagen Central Park by MLRP

Danish-American architects MLRP transformed a worn out playground structure into a reflective pavilion.  Funhouse mirrors mounted the gabled ends of the pavilion becoming popular with adults and children alike as part of the Interactive Playground Project in Copenhagen.


Above: Tree  Tree Hotel by Tham & Videgård Arkitekter in Sweden.

Can you imagine waking in this setting? Have you ever contemplated staying in a tree house? If you answered yes, look no further than the Tree Hotel by Tham & Videgård Arkitekter. The lightweight aluminum cube clad in mirrored glass and measuring 4x4x4 metres is suspended on the trunk of a tree.  Perfect, just one thing, you may struggle to find the pitch, it would go unnoticed if the bridge did not lead to the box so make sure you leave a trail.


The Mirror house, Ekkehard Altenburger, 1996.

The temporary mirror and steel installation stood 5 x 5 x 6.5 feet capturing the landscape on the Isle of Tyree, Scotland.

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