A Look Inside Doug Aitken’s Mindbending Mirror House in The Swiss Alps #ArtTuesday
Doug Aitken’s mirrored house in the swiss alps is called Mirage Gstaad. Mirage Gstadd marks the third edition of this piece by Aitken as the mirror-house was first placed in the Palm Springs desert in 2017 and inside an old bank in Detroit in 2018, Via Hypebeast
Those hiking the snow-covered mountains of Gstaad in Switzerland may come across Doug Aitken’s mirrored house called Mirage Gstaad. The single-story structure’s exterior is entirely covered in mirrors, reflecting the surrounding natural landscape and appearing to vanish into it.
The interiors are also fixated with mirrors, creating a kaleidoscopic effect upon entering the establishment. The abode was modeled after the rant houses in California that were built in the 1920s-1930s. It also draws design parallels with the modernist homes built by the iconic architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
Adafruit publishes a wide range of writing and video content, including interviews and reporting on the maker market and the wider technology world. Our standards page is intended as a guide to best practices that Adafruit uses, as well as an outline of the ethical standards Adafruit aspires to. While Adafruit is not an independent journalistic institution, Adafruit strives to be a fair, informative, and positive voice within the community – check it out here: adafruit.com/editorialstandards
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.
Have an amazing project to share? The Electronics Show and Tell is every Wednesday at 7pm ET! To join, head over to YouTube and check out the show’s live chat – we’ll post the link there.