| By Estela Ataíde

Mirror Houses

Reflected Twins

PHOTOGRAPHY Oskar Da Riz

PHOTOGRAPHY Oskar Da Riz

PHOTOGRAPHY Oskar Da Riz

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In the vicinity of the city of Bolzano, Italy, stand the contemporary Mirror Houses, a pair of holiday homes designed by architect Peter Pichler. Surrounded by the stunning Dolomite Mountains and by South Tyrol’s amazing scenery, the Mirror Houses were commissioned by the client with the aim of accommodating guests interested in enjoying their holiday surrounded by nature, while benefitting from the height in comfort.
Both units have been built on a base above the ground, giving them a feeling of lightness and providing even better views of the impressive surrounding landscape. To loosen the compact structure, the volume of the building has been split into two units slightly shifted in height and length. Facing the east, the Mirror Houses fade with curvilinear lines in black aluminium and, to the west the mirrored façade borders the garden, functioning as a reflection of the unique beauty of South Tyrol.
Although built close to the owner’s residence, the houses are independent dwellings, with each unit fitted with a kitchen / living room, bathroom and a bedroom, with the latter lit by large skylights that open to allow natural light and ventilation. To ensure the height in privacy for the client and for guests, the Mirror Houses have their own access, parking and private garden.