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Alexander Zaxarov
Jan 19, 2021

American artist Doug Aitken has installed a ranch-style house clad in mirrors in the snow-covered alpine mountains of Gstaad, Switzerland.

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.

Visitors can freely explore the mirrored structure, which has an open door. The interior is also mirrored to create a kaleidoscopic refracted effect on entering the house.

"The viewer can come back to the piece as the seasons are changing, in fall in a storm or in the summer when it's a green pasture. As our lives change the artwork is shifting with us."

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Alexander Zaxarov
January 19, 2021

American artist Doug Aitken has installed a ranch-style house clad in mirrors in the snow-covered alpine mountains of Gstaad, Switzerland.

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.

Visitors can freely explore the mirrored structure, which has an open door. The interior is also mirrored to create a kaleidoscopic refracted effect on entering the house.

"The viewer can come back to the piece as the seasons are changing, in fall in a storm or in the summer when it's a green pasture. As our lives change the artwork is shifting with us."

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