Gallery: Green-Roofed, Mirrored Watergraafsmeer Garden Studio Reflects ...

 
Garden space is a luxury in Amsterdam, so it's a shame to build over part of a backyard for more living space. Watergraafsmeer-based firm CC-Studio solved this conundrum with their beautiful Garden Studio, which is topped with sedum and makes use of mirrors to reflect light and greenery. The mirrors give the impression that both the studio and the garden are much larger than they are while creating a lovely view from the back of the home.

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  1. scf123 October 16, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    This is a great looking design, but every time I’ve seen an inexperienced architect put a mirror outdoors, it takes about 3 months or so of dead bodies for them to realize that birds don’t have the same aesthetic. True story: I was standing in the back garden of California Governor Jerry Brown’s Presidio Heights firehouse one afternoon about 20 years ago and he picked a dead finch up off the ground in front of his large free-standing garden mirror. His question,”Where are all these dead birds coming from?”, was strangely humorous, but he did have a lot of heavier subjects to ponder.

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