Mirror House is located in Almere, the Netherlands, and was designed by Johan Selbing and Anouk Vogel in 2013 as part of the De eenvoud (a kind of architectural and architectural competition) project. 12 winning teams were given the opportunity to prove their skills and to realize their design ideas. Between the experimental new housing estates in the forest of Noorderplassen-West, the Spiegel House stands out. Thanks to the use of reflective windows and glass panels, the modern flat roof house by Selbing is a highlight, although it is hardly noticeable – the facade merges with the surroundings.
Mirror House – the modern flat roof house merges with its surroundings
The Amsterdam-based Selbing has created a new architectural work of architecture, which takes in the surrounding landscape and contrasts between nature and contemporary architecture blurred. Only by a handle, the entrance to the house can be distinguished from the glass facade. The modern flat roof house offers a comfortably furnished living space of approx. 120 m2 on a living floor.
House with rectangular floor plan and reflecting glass facade
The material for the outer lining acts as a camouflage and offers the residents the feeling of privacy and security. The building’s body is compact and functional, allowing it to turn different living styles can adapt. The slightly raised ground allows fantastic views of the forest. Equipped with sliding glass doors, the modern flat roof house opens over the entire width of the house to the landscape.
The glass façade creates breathtaking light reflections
Inside, the building looks simple and clean. The interior walls are clad with multiplex birch panels, giving the otherwise cool appearance a touch of warmth and coziness. The horizontally running linear structure of the walls makes the house seem a bit longer than it really is.
The window front of the house is a high-reflecting mirror
Flat roof house in the minimalist style of Johan Selbing Architecture
Built-in wardrobes save space
Photos by: Jeroen Musch
Modern flat roof house built in the forest