MLRP: mirror house
MLRP: mirror house MLRP: mirror house
jan 12, 2012

MLRP: mirror house

‘mirror house’ by MLRP, copenhagen, denmark all images courtesy MLRP image © laura stamer

the copenhagen central park in denmark has transformed an existing playground pavilion into the ‘mirror house’, designed by danish practice MLRP. previously covered with graffiti, the structure has been converted into an interactive element, inviting visitors to peer into the gable ends lined with funhouse trick mirrors. reflecting the dynamic activity and encompassing park, the surfaces create a transition between the built and natural environments.

the elongated sides of the building are clad with planks of heat-modified wood, concealing a series of windows and doors which may be opened to reveal portals to restrooms and flexible spaces used by kindergarten classes. upon swinging the doors parallel to the facade, curved planes are revealed to view outwards, attracting children to see their distorted reflections. the concave and convex components are formed with mirror-polished stainless steel sheets. at night, the shutters and panels may be closed to generate an anonymous exterior.

fuhouse mirrors clad the gable ends of the pavilion image © laura stamer

facades reflect the natural environment of the park and visitors images © laura stamer

distorted perspectives and reflections attract visitors image © laura stamer

the wooden facades along the long sides of the structure contain concealed doors image © laura stamer

doors along the wooden facades may be opened to reveal more funhouse mirrors during the day image © laura stamer

the inside surface of the doors are faced with mirrors image © laura stamer

(left) bifold shutters (right) portals lead to restroom facilities images © laura stamer

facade + roof detail image © laura stamer

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  • So incredible and funny.
    Children will love this project…
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    Formation décoration says:
  • Birds won’t love it! nice though =)

    Q says:
  • This good, honest, simple architecture made my day–

    wwwillem says:
  • Me encanto!!!! Felicidades

    JG says:
  • How many dead birds?

    Petr says:

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