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IGZ Campus Falkenberg / J.MAYER H.

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  • Architects: J.MAYER H.
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  8000
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020

Mirrors in Architecture: Possibilities of Reflected Space

Mirror Garden / ARCHSTUDIO. Image © Ning Wang
Mirror Garden / ARCHSTUDIO. Image © Ning Wang

KAP-House / ONG&ONG Pte Ltd. Image © Derek SwalwellSi estas paredes hablasen / Serrano + Baquero Arquitectos. Image © Fernando AldaPH José Mármol / Estudio Yama. Image © Javier Agustin RojasThe Mirror Window / Kosaku Matsumoto. Image © Nobutada Omote+ 39

Humans have used mirrors since as early as 600 BCE, employing highly polished obsidian as a basic reflective surface. Over time, people began to use small pieces of gold, silver, and aluminum in a similar manner, both for their reflective properties and for decoration. By the 1st century CE, people had started using glass to make mirrors, but it was only during the European Renaissance that Venetian manufacturers began making mirrors by applying metallic backings to glass sheets, remaining the most common general method of mirror manufacturing today. Since then, mirrors have continued to play both a decorative and functional role in architecture, serving a clean, modern aesthetic despite its ancient origins. Below, we investigate how mirrors are made, provide a brief history of mirrors in architecture, and offer several tips for architects looking to use mirrors in their designs.

Pavilion on Europaplatz / J. Mayer H

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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

S2 Apartments / Bottega + Ehrhardt Architekten

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Stuttgart, Germany

Walk-in Showers Without Doors or Curtains: Design Tips and Examples

Casa de monte / TACO taller de arquitectura contextual. Image © Leo EspinosaFagerstrom House / Claesson Koivisto Rune. Image © Åke E:son LindmanAUTOHAUS / Matt Fajkus Architecture. Image © Charles Davis SmithPombal / AZO. Sequeira Arquitectos Associados. Image © Nelson Garrido+ 28

Because it doesn't include a bathtub, or require doors, screens, or curtains, the walk-in shower often makes bathrooms appear larger, cleaner, and more minimalist. 

However, some precautions must be taken when designing them. Most importantly, the shower cannot be left completely open, even if it appears to be at first glance. Most designs incorporate a tempered glass that prevents water from "bouncing" out of the shower space, subtly closing the area. When this transparent division doesn't have a frame, the appearance of fungi due to accumulation of water and moisture becomes less likely.

Björn Steiger Memorial / J. Mayer H. Architects

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Casa Morgana / J. Mayer H

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BF30 Houses / Bottega + Ehrhardt Architekten

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  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  1800
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2013
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: EQUITONE, Otis, Alurays, Etex Colombia, Hoval, +1

House F34 / Bottega + Ehrhardt Architekten + Hartl Planungsgesellschaft

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FOM Hochschule Building in Düsseldorf / J. Mayer H. Architects

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Düsseldorf, Germany

Trumpf Poland Technology Center / Barkow Leibinger

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  • Architects: Barkow Leibinger
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  3200
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2016
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: JUNG, Desso, Plaka, thyssenkrupp

Sonnenhof / J. MAYER H. Architects

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HAWE Factory Kaufbeuren / Barkow Leibinger

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  • Architects: Barkow Leibinger
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  50039 Area:  50039
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2014 Year:  2014
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: WACOTECH

The 20 Most Visited ArchDaily Projects of All Time

To celebrate our birthday today, we decided to take a look back at the most popular projects of the last six years. Who takes the top spot? Zaha Hadid? Frank Gehry? Well, you may be surprised...

See our 20 most popular projects of all time, after the break...

Ols House / J. Mayer H. Architects

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Stuttgart, Germany

ArchDaily 5: The 20 Most Visited Projects of All Time

As you might have heard, ArchDaily is celebrating our 5th birthday today! We decided it was time to get a bit nostalgic and look back at the projects of yesteryear, the ones that struck a chord with you, our ArchDaily readers, and helped us get to where we are today.

So, with no further ado, the 20 most visited projects in ArchDaily history! Beginning with....

See our 20 most popular projects of all time, after the break...

Dupli Casa / J. Mayer H. Architects

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Ludwigsburg, Germany
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  6900
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2008
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Tuchschmid

Mensa Moltke / J. Mayer H. Architects

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Karlsruhe, Germany