The Mirror Houses developed by Peter Pichler Architecture in South Tyrol, Italy are two interesting holiday villas embedded in an exceptional landscape, outside the city of Bolzano. According to the architects, the volumes open 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 of the client with the units and catches the surrounding panorama while making the units almost invisible.” The mirrored glass comes with UV coating, in order to prevent birds from colliding.

The new structures come with private gardens and an autonomous access and parking for the guests: “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. A small basement serves for temporary storage.? The project’s initial volume is split in two units that are slightly shifted in height and length in order to loosening the entire structure and articulating each unit.” The interiors display a modern minimalist design, with a simple black&white color palette, which redirects attention towards the lovely surrounding apple-trees. Enjoy the views! [Photography: Oskar Da Riz]