At this recently revamped Mexico City hotel, the street-facing mirrored-glass facade is likely a remnant of a 1980s renovation—an attempt to modernize the building as the colonia deteriorated around it. The architects decided to keep what they considered a challenging design element to showcase the concept of the building, much like the neighborhood around it, slowly revealing its beauty layer by layer.
Sliding aluminum panels mirror the local fauna at this sustainable home in England and allow the residents to control how much sunlight enters their living space.
Mirrored siding and plate-glass windows make the second-story addition of this New England home disappear into its wooded surroundings.
Treehotel owners Britta Jonsson Lindvall and Kent Lindvall enlisted six designers to create the 13-by-13-foot Mirrorcube, a reflective glass cube built around the trunk of a pine. It blends into the surrounding forest so well that the architects plan to cover it with a transparent ultraviolet film to alert flying birds, so they won't smash into it.
With a last minute deadline, architect Burton Baldridge transformed a decaying trailer into a flashy home for Stubb's, an Austin, Texas club. Baldridge teamed up with Branson Fustes of Pilgrim Building Company to work on the interiors and building custom furniture, such as a bar on one end.