Mirror House Almere by Johan Selbing + Anouk Vogel

Situated on a new residential area in the forest of Noorderplassen-West, half hour drive from Amsterdam, the Mirror House is a private villa with a facade consisting entirely of reflective glass, a invisible house with a strong relation to its surroundings.

Architects: Johan Selbing, Anouk Vogel
Location: Almere, Flevoland, the Netherlands
Photographs: Jeroen Musch

© Jeroen Musch

Amsterdam-based architects Johan Selbing and Anouk Vogel have collaborated on various projects in different countries, won the competition for small experimental housing settlements in Almere under the title De Eenvoud.


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© Jeroen Musch

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Designed for a young family, the flat timbered produced mainly by its rigorous façade of mirrored glass. Wall Built-in High seal the aligned east facade facing the street, while the western garden was kept completely open. The long lines of sight and plenty of natural light gives the interior of the house an unexpected width.

© Jeroen Musch
© Jeroen Musch

All interior walls are covered with a birch multiplex panel, whose warm appearance contrasts with the elegant and strict glass facade. From the entrance in the north façade is now leading a long corridor at the Home Office and the open cooking/living area over to the southern bedroom with adjoining bathroom.