The Scandinavian design already has a reputation for modernity, audacity and a little oddity, which makes its beauty. In our series on the Treehotel in Sweden we stop this week at the ‘Mirrorcube’, a glass mirror box suspended around the trunk of a tree.
Mirrorcube is an almost invisible room, set in the trees in the Harads forest. You can access the cabin by a rope bridge connected to the next tree.
The wastewater from the room’s sink is captured to irrigate the resort’s plants
Imagined by the Swedish architecture firm Tham & Videgård, the Mirrorcube is a large 4x4x4 meter cube. Everything is beautiful and resolutely simplistic: an aluminum structure and a wooden interior to keep it cozy, and, as the name suggests, an exterior camouflage entirely in mirrors in which the local boreal forest is beautifully reflected.
The ‘Mirrorcube’ is also backed by some environmental considerations. You may think that it is dangerous for birds. “No, it is not dangerous for the birds. We have applied an ultraviolet film to the glass which is visible to the birds, thus preventing them to bump in to the ‘Mirrorcube’,” one of the designers told. Apart from that, during the day you will not have to use any lighting, the wastewater from the room’s sink is captured to irrigate the resort’s plants.
In the end the ‘Mirrorcube’, like the other rooms forming part of the Treehotel, focuses on ecological tourism where one meets and experiences the pristine nature of Sweden.