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This House Is Covered With Mirrors: It Fits Perfectly Into The Landscape And Its Appearance Is Never The Same.

When we think of a ranch, we certainly think of rustic constructions, with a simple but unique appearance, perfectly integrated into the rural environment in which they are found. The same goes for a mountain chalet: beams, sloping roof, and stone make it immediately recognizable.

What would you think then if you were in front of a cottage reminiscent of a ranch, but everything is covered … in mirrors? There is probably something wrong with it, and yet such a structure does exist, and it is located in Switzerland, surrounded by the wonderful backdrop of the Alps.

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We are in Videmanette, in the Swiss Alps of Gstaad, a town in the canton of Bern. Here, like a California ranch, there is a truly amazing home. More than a house, it is actually a work of architectural design, which respects the surrounding landscape so faithfully that it is able to reflect it completely .

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Indeed, the exterior walls of this house have been completely covered with mirrors, with the specific aim of reflecting the environment and blending into it. A truly original idea, born from the mind of the American artist Doug Aitken. This is a site-specific installation, that is to say, designed to be inserted in a specific context.

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In fact, Mirage was not built specifically for the Swiss Alps: it was once positioned in the Southern California desert and in a building in Detroit, then moved to Gstaad. The intention is to create architectural works that are both in the landscape and the landscape itself. The house is never the same: over the hours, days, and seasons, it changes appearance and follows the evolution of everything around it.

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In short, the world is changing and this house is changing with it. Nothing on Mirage’s surface repeats itself twice in the same way, although the differences may seem imperceptible.

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The beautiful Swiss mountains draw their breathtaking figures and colors on their walls. And who knows what Mirage will show in places where it will be installed in the future …

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source used: Dezeen

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