reform architekt's mirrored home hovers between the trees reform architekt's mirrored home hovers between the trees
feb 25, 2015

reform architekt's mirrored home hovers between the trees

reform architekt’s mirrored home hovers between the trees
all images courtesy of reform / marcin tomaszewski

 

 

 

just outside the polish capital of warsaw, marcin tomaszewski of local architecture practice reform has created a dwelling that appears to float amid its woodland setting. planted between the trees, ‘izabelin house’ serves as a country retreat for a single family, occupying its plot with a minimum of disturbance to the natural terrain.

 

formed of two horizontally configured volumes, the home’s lower storey is clad with reflective paneling. consequently, these mirrored surfaces appear as an extension of the forest floor, with opaque areas stacked above. large apertures present sweeping views of the property’s surroundings, while the design also comprises an area of sheltered decking at ground level.

reform architekt marcin tomaszewski refelctive mirror izabelin house 2 designboom
the approach to the two storey dwelling

reform architekt marcin tomaszewski refelctive mirror izabelin house 2 designboom
the home’s lower level is clad with reflective paneling

reform architekt marcin tomaszewski refelctive mirror izabelin house 2 designboom
large apertures present sweeping views of the property’s surroundings

reform architekt marcin tomaszewski refelctive mirror izabelin house 2 designboom
the mirrored surface appears as an extension of the forest floor

reform architekt marcin tomaszewski refelctive mirror izabelin house 2 designboom
opaque areas of the property are stacked above

reform architekt marcin tomaszewski refelctive mirror izabelin house 2 designboom
an area of sheltered decking at ground level

reform architekt marcin tomaszewski refelctive mirror izabelin house 2 designboom
the scheme is located just outside the polish capital of warsaw

  • personally i love it, as you see more green than is actually there. Saying that i can see a whole lot of rabbits, deer and other critters running around with tremendous headaces 😉

    sworddesign says:
  • and don’t come home drunk you never get in lol

    sworddesign says:
  • I find it both disturbing and annoying that some designers perceive the environment as a canvas rather than a responsibility. To not account for how birds might be killed in our attempt to hoard natural views is disgustingly selfish.

  • Very cool.

    I feel like it would be hard to keep this clean/not broken.

    biff says:
  • Very cool effect. Poor birds though.

    James says:
  • Clever!

    Sumita Sinha says:
  • I don’t think this has been built yet, right? the images look Photoshopped to me as the reflection isn’t exactly what it should be… also, although it is interesting in design, it is very impractical in reality… as a few have said before, many animals would get injured or killed… it already happens with windows, imagine with mirrored walls! and finally as biff said, maintenance will be a nightmare!

    RenaVika says:

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