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Designed and delivered by renown Scandinavian architects Bolle Tham & Martin Videgård, The Mirrorcube was inspired by a film -“The tree lover” by Jonas Selberg Augustsen. After the inspiration came a question:
“Why not create a hotel that gives people a chance to experience nature amongst the tree-tops, while also providing a uniquely designed housing experience?”
That is what led the architects to the creation of Treehotel, Harads. The Mirrorcube is the main creation of Treehotel, a perfect combination between design, sustainability, art and efficiency.
A special experience is offered, a chance to connect with nature without disturbing it and, at the same time, responding to all of the comfort necessities.
Well camouflaged, it remains invisible wherever it is mounted, reflecting through the mirror facades the surrounding environment.To avoid birds “crashes” into the invisible glass, an infrared film highly visible to them has been installed in it.
Although appearing to float and defying the laws of gravity, the cube is anchored in its host-tree around which is installed.For additional stability,wires were anchored in the ground.The way into the cube is lead trough a rope-bridge that manages to complete the modern edgy design. The interior is in a huge contrast with the cold exterior made of mirror glass:worm wood creates a fresh and light atmosphere.The lighting is natural and enabled by many windows form which you can admire the beautiful landscape.
The centerpiece of the room is the living tree that carries the weight of the room and its inhabitants.
Furniture, textiles and lighting are all custom made
for the Mirrorcube or carefully selected by the architects to make the room complete and user friendly.
The level of transparency and reflectiveness allows this particular design to perfectly integrate into the chosen environment.By mimesis it becomes one with the canopy of trees, offering its guests an unique natural experience.
Photo courtesy to Tham & Videgård Arkitekter