Mirror House by MLRP

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.