The Hope of Glory Apartments Reflect the Surrounding Architecture

By: Misel Saban - Sep 6, 2016
References: hog-architektur & dezeen
Hope of Glory is a design studio that recently put together apartments in Austria that are covered in a mirrored facade that reflect the historic buildings surrounding the residential space. The structure aims to bring attention to the antiquated diversity and culture of the local area that provide a rich heritage and emphasis to the 19th century designs.

The apartment buildings are relatively modern with an exterior made entirely out of mirrored panels. The mirrors begin at the street level and go up to the rooftop of the building to give the seamless illusion that the building is a giant reflection of the more historical ones in the area. The design creates an emphasis on archival styles using modern building techniques. The building creatively looks like it doesn't exist, unless visitors know it is there.