Mirror House by MLRP

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Mirror House by MLRP

Funhouse mirrors are mounted on the gabled ends of this playground pavilion in Copenhagen, as well as behind the doors.

Mirror House by MLRP

Completed by Danish architects MLRP, the Mirror House is a flexible space and restroom used by kindergarten classes.

Mirror House by MLRP

The pavilion is clad in charred timber but its polished steel ends reflect the surrounding playground and trees.

Mirror House by MLRP

Both convex and concave mirrors are mounted onto the backs of doors, which swing open when the building is in use to create an outdoor hall of mirrors.

Mirror House by MLRP

We've published quite a few interesting projects with mirrors - see them all here, including an office with a slide.

Mirror House by MLRP

Photography is by Laura Stamer.

Mirror House by MLRP

The following text is from MLRP:


Mirror House at the Common

MLRP has transformed an existing graffiti-plagued playground structure to an inviting and reflective building as part of the new Interactive Playground Project in Copenhagen.

Mirror House by MLRP

It is a play with perspective, reflection and tranformation. Instead of a typical closed gable facade the mirrored gables creates a sympathetic transition between built and landscape and reflects the surrounding park, playground and activity.

Mirror House by MLRP

Windows and doors are integrated in the wood-clad facade behind facade shutters with varied bent mirror panel effects.

Mirror House by MLRP

At night the shutters are closed making the building anonymous. During the day the building opens up, attracting the children who enjoy seeing themselves transformed in all directions.

Mirror House by MLRP

With simple means it has succeeded to transform an existing, sad and anonymous building to a unique and respectful installation in the newly renovated park.

Mirror House by MLRP

The roof and facade is clad with heat-modified wood and the gables and shutters are clad with mirror polished stain- less steel.

  • iannis

    poor birds…they will crash on the mirror wall….

  • el Barto

    Gloomy barrack with frightening chimney and dead birds on the pavement.

  • Lasse

    All the happy kids flip the bird to your dead birds.
    THIS IS DELICATELY BEAUTIFUL, For a low budget municipal warehouse!!!!

  • http://www.mydubaistay.com/en/Dubai-Self-Catering-apartment/2-Dubai-Marina.aspx Marina

    Isn't this amazing, An ideal place to hold a party and all the women will be more than happy to see their reflection from time to time.

  • Russell

    Clever on some levels but not on others. In addition to the danger this poses to birds, the reflection of sunlight is likely to be blinding. Maybe they thought about this and the mirror is on the north side. No – mirrors are on two or three sides.