Seeing Double: The Rise of Mirrored Architecture

Seeing Double: The Rise of Mirrored Architecture

Taking camouflage to a new level, some architects have begun experimenting with ways to incorporate mirrors into their designs.  While there are only a few houses on the market that are entirely clad with mirrors, we look at a variety of buildings that have incorporated mirrors as a primary exterior material. 

image © design milk

image © design milk

The Mirrored Hut designed by ECE Architecture was designed to look like a traditional beach house but was clad entirely with mirrors which allowed it to camouflage with its seaside surroundings.

image © Nicolas Boullosa

image © Nicolas Boullosa

Located in Harads, Sweden this Tree Hotel is wrapped around a tree and can accommodate two people with its double bed, small bathroom, living room, and roof terrace. In order to gain access to the cabin, the individuals must use the rope bridge connected to the next tree. 

 
 

The Cairns Botanic Gardens Visitors Centre is camouflaged in an Australian rain forest located in Far North Queensland. 

image © Elizabeth Angus

image © Elizabeth Angus

In their final year of their studies at Glasgow's Strathclyde Univeristy, young architects Ritchie and Tyler designed The Lookout for a site in the picturesque Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.

image © Maureen Barlin

image © Maureen Barlin

Batiment (building) is a mirrored installation by artist Leandro Erlich that was part of the display at Le 104 in Paris in 2014. The installation allowed guests to participate in the optical illusion by walking over a painted building that was then projected onto the mirror.


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