Dezeen Debate features a mirror-clad villa that reader calls “magnet for birdstrikes”

Mirror-clad villa in forest outside Antwerp

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Studio Okami Architecten has designed a villa in Antwerp, Belgium, featuring a mirrored facade that it says “disappears due to the reflection of the forest”.

Named Beli House, the home replaces a 1960s villa and draws on the style of the original structure.

The mirrored exteriors are made from reflective aluminium which, according to the studio, is covered in condensation for most of the day to help birds avoid the panels.

Commenters weren’t sold on the home. One described it as “a magnet for birdstrikes” and another as “irresponsible”.

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