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

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