Well-recognized mirror-covered houses by the American artist Doug Aitken that reflect beautiful surroundings are such a cool thing to come across when going through deserts or hiking through mountains.
The Mirage Gstaad, located in the snow-covered mountains of Gstaad in Switzerland, is a single-story structure whose exterior, as well as interior, is entirely covered in mirrors. Modeled after the rant houses in California built between the 1920s-1930s, it also draws similarities to Frank Lloyd Wright’s modernist houses.
As per a statement by Desert X: “With every available surface clad in mirror it both absorbs and reflects the landscape around in such ways that the exterior will seemingly disappear just as the interior draws the viewer into a never-ending kaleidoscope of light and reflection. As Mirage pulls the landscape in and reflects it back out, this classic one-story suburban house becomes a framing device, a perceptual echo-chamber endlessly bouncing between the dream of nature as pure uninhabited state and the pursuit of its conquest.”
If you are visiting the mountains of Switzerland by any chance, don’t forget to see the Mirage Gstaad in person. The house will remain in its mountain site for the rest of the year.