At first glance, Izabelin House 2 looks to be nothing more than a “floating” white box in the forest. But taker a closer look, and you’ll start to see the outline of a cleverly mirrored single-family home. REFORM Architekt owner Marcin Tomaszewski designed the house to look as if it were vanishing into a forest just outside Warsaw, Poland.
Izabelin House 2’s large reflective surfaces and minimalist boxy structure is characteristic of Tomaszewski’s work. The modern home comprises two different sized levels: the bottom floor is mostly covered in mirrored panels whereas the top level cantilevers out over the sides and is painted an opaque white. A sheltered terrace clad in dark-toned wood takes up a large portion of the lower level; a covered balcony is located on the upper floor.
Floor-to-ceiling glazing separates the interior spaces from the outdoors and provides sweeping views of the landscape. The use of vertically oriented wooden planks provides a textured contrast to the building’s long and horizontal structure.
Images via REFORM Architekt