It is every child’s dream to have a secluded place of their own. In the past, we’ve featured extraordinary tree houses and the various architectural interpretations of their design. But Mirror Mirror is something truly unique, a one-bedroom rooftop dwelling for a very lucky 12-year-old boy.
Atop a monument town house from 1922 sits Mirror Mirror on the roof designed by Netherlands studio Remco Siebring. The structure initially and very intentionally grabs your attention with its mirrored façade. Utilizing mirrored glass, the entire structure is encased in a reflective material. The glass enables to the structure to appear virtually camouflaged during the day, adding to the childhood dream of a secret hideout. With unobstructed views of the small northern Dutch town below, Mirror Mirror offers a unique aesthetic to a classic neighborhood.
At night, the interior lights shine through the glass-enveloped exterior, creating a beacon effect for the small structure. The urban tree house features an equally modern but warmer interior employing pinewood sheets for that true tree inspiration. The open floor plan is built for one with a bedroom, office and entry space with a cantilevered mezzanine as a bed.
The use of mirrored glass, film and aluminum products is becoming more prevalent as designers find it a captivating architectural element to remain virtually invisible. These designs are often seen in area with lush landscapes, where the structure has the ability to exist without taking away from its surroundings as it reflects them. In an urban environment, it allows a modern addition to exist without detracting from the historical beauty of the 1920s building it sits atop of.
Information courtesy of DesignBoom
Photography courtesy of © Leibal
DISCLAIMER: The following project does not feature Alucobond® aluminum composite material (ACM). The “Industry (Architecture)” section of our blog focuses on extraordinary architectural works from around the world. While this project does not feature our ACM, we have included comparable samples to what was used in the project above.