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.
the approach to the two storey dwelling
the home’s lower level is clad with reflective paneling
large apertures present sweeping views of the property’s surroundings
the mirrored surface appears as an extension of the forest floor
opaque areas of the property are stacked above
an area of sheltered decking at ground level
the scheme is located just outside the polish capital of warsaw