The Mirror Houses are ideal for architecture-affine and nature-loving life connoisseurs

The site of the project is located in the midst of apple orchards close to Bolzano, north Italy, and is surrounded by the spectacular mountains of the dolomites. Share

The Mirror Houses are a pair of holiday homes for 2 to 4 guests each, set in the marvellous surroundings of the South Tyrolean Dolomites, amidst a beautiful scenery of appletrees, just outside the city of Bolzano. They were designed by architect Peter Pichler. The Mirror houses offer a unique chance to spend a beautiful vacation surrounded by contemporary architecture of the highest standards and the most astonishing Landscape and beauty nature has to offer.

Guests have their autonomous apartment and can fully enjoy the experience of living in the middle of nature with a maximum degree of privacy. The houses are oriented towards east with their private garden and access and parking. Each unit contains a kitchen / living room as well as a bath- and bedroom with big skylights that open to allow natural light and ventilation.

The Mirror Houses are ideal for architecture-affine and nature-loving life connoisseurs
The Mirror Houses are ideal for architecture-affine and nature-loving life connoisseurs
The Mirror Houses are ideal for architecture-affine and nature-loving life connoisseurs
The Mirror Houses are ideal for architecture-affine and nature-loving life connoisseurs
The Mirror Houses are ideal for architecture-affine and nature-loving life connoisseurs
Photo: Courtesy of Mirror Houses

Both units are floating on a base above the ground evoking lightness beside offering better views from their cantilevering terraces to the impressive surrounding landscape. The volume opens towards east with a big glass facade that fades with curvilinear lines into the black aluminum shell. Mirrored glass on the west facade borders the garden with the units and catches the surrounding panorama with pool while making the units almost invisible.

The Mirror Houses are ideal for architecture-affine and nature-loving life connoisseurs
The Mirror Houses are ideal for architecture-affine and nature-loving life connoisseurs
The Mirror Houses are ideal for architecture-affine and nature-loving life connoisseurs
The Mirror Houses are ideal for architecture-affine and nature-loving life connoisseurs
The Mirror Houses are ideal for architecture-affine and nature-loving life connoisseurs
Photo: Courtesy of Mirror Houses

The living room couch can be made into a bed for a maximum occupancy of 4 people per house. A baby cot and high chair can be provided too. A lot of thought went into the sheets, beds, and décor. There are windows directly above the bed so you almost feel as if you’re sleeping outside, as one with nature. It’s very quiet, even though the location is close to the highway and industrial zone.

In the summer the guests have additionally access to the shared garden and swimming pool area and the self service pool bar with with a fridge filled with goodies.

In certain views from the garden the old existing farmhouse is mirrored in the new contemporary architecture and is literally blending into it rather then competing against.

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