Peter Pichler Architecture Completes ‘Mirror Houses': A Pair of Mirror-Clad Adjoining Vacation Rentals in Italy

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Peter Pichler Architecture has completed “Mirror Houses,” a pair of adjoining vacation rentals in Bolzano, Italy named for their mirrored west façades.

Coated with glare-reducing film to help prevent bird collision, the mirrored glass panels not only look very sleek while reflecting the beauty of the surrounding nature, but also serve to camouflage the newly-built complex for the client, who lives in a nearby 1960s farmhouse.

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The architects explain on their website that the client “asked us to design a structure for renting out as a luxury holiday units, so guests have their small autonomous apartment and can fully enjoy the experience to live in the middle of nature. A maximum degree of privacy for both the client and the residing guest should be taken into consideration.”

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On the east façades, floor-to-ceiling windows open up to the expansive views. Each one-bedroom, one-bath unit —which can accommodate two to four people—contains a combined kitchen and living room, and features large, openable skylights which allow for natural light and ventilation. There is also a small basement for temporary storage.

Mirror Houses

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Mirror Houses

The cost to stay at the luxurious home is $250 per night—a figure that then drops down to about $187 per night after the first three nights (not including cleaning fees).

Details and photographs courtesy of Inhabitat and Peter Pichler Architecture

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