Mirrored Buildings

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Mirror House by MLRP is a transformation of an existing Playground Structure. A sustainable wood structure was covered with mirror polished stainless steel. “The mirrored gables create a sympathetic transition between built and landscape and reflects the surrounding park, playground and activity.” mlrp.dk

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Slighlty bent mirrors were mounted on the gabled ends of a kindergarden pavilion in Copenhagen. mlrp.dk

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Art Installation by Harumi Yukutake.
Each piece of glass was handcut.
yukutake.net

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Lucid Stead, an installation by artist Phillip K. Smith III
at Joshua Tree National Park, California.
Photo: Steven King.
royaleprojects.com

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Mirrors wraped around an existing structure.
Lucid Stead, an installation by artist Phillip K. Smith III
at Joshua Tree National Park, California.
Photo: Steven King.
royaleprojects.com

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Discovery Centre for the Mont-Tremblant National Park,
Canada. By Smith Vigeant Architects.

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Mirrored porch in BC Canada.
A cantilevered overhang, creates a protected outdoor patio. The patio is covered in mirrors giving an illusion that the building contains the forest. By UUfie. uufie.com

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Mirror House, Almere, Netherlands
with sliding, reflective glass doors.
By Johan Selbing and Anouk Vogel.

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Carbon-neutral house, Gloucestershire, England.
The panels are constructed of locally sourced timber and clad with mirrored aluminum. By Paul Archer Design.

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Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland.
Clad in black stainless steel that reflects the sky or city lights.
By Farshid Moussavi.

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Mirrored metal siding in Düsseldorf
by Frank Gehry.
Via: darktable.org

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Mirrors café in Gifu, Japan.
Two angled mirror walls were set up to take advantage of the cherry blossom display. By Bandesign.

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Mirror House vacation-rental homes in
South Tyrolean Dolomites, Italy.
Clad in a UV-coated mirrored glass to prevent bird collisions.
peterpichler.eumirror-houses.com

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The upper story of West Limerick Children’s Centre is clad in polished aluminum panels. By architecture studio SATA. sata.ie Image by: Kate Bowe O’Brien. More images: archdaily.com

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Mirrored Treehouse in Northern Sweden.
For rent: treehotel.se

Beautiful buildings but the thought of birds flying into the glass is dreadful, so all large panes of mirror should have a deterrent, such as a hawk cut-out or strips of ribbon hanging in front. Nesting season would be a particularly problematic time.

As glazed window reflections are capable of melting vinyl siding, one should take care to keep vinyl siding away from mirror refections.

Although cardinals and crows will attack what they would think was another bird’s reflection, woodpeckers will stay away. Magnified cosmetic mirrors are also a good foil for woodpeckers. Woodpeckers are usually only interested in new, unseasoned insect-laden wood.

 

Written by Keiren

Keiren is an artist who lives in New York City. A lover of animals, nature, science & green building. Keiren originally founded Inspiration Green in 2007, which merged with Insteading in 2016.

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