People divided by mysterious mirror house dubbed an 'eyesore' that 'kills birds'

People divided by mysterious mirror house dubbed an 'eyesore' that 'kills birds'

1/23/2022 4:16:00 PM

People divided by mysterious mirror house dubbed an 'eyesore' that 'kills birds'

Fans of obscure buildings are divided over a mirror covered house as they claim it's an eyesore that could be a danger to wildlife - despite its aim to 'protect the aesthetic of the countryside'

The 'mirage house' in Gstaad, Switzerland first captured attention from angry bird-lovers last year after American artist Doug Aitken created the attraction in the Swiss Alps to preserve the aesthetic of the area.But now, the images have resurfaced in the Abandoned and Haunted World Facebook group - and even fans of obscure buildings are divided on the home.

Some users branded it as an eyesore and a danger to wildlife.One disgruntled user said: "Vile structure, needs ripping down!"Another joked: "I'd always be losing my house." A third added: "My kids would slam a door and shatter it... wonder how many years bad luck that is."

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Social media users are divided over a house covered entirely in mirrors, located in one of the world's most picturesque locations. The 'mirage house' in Gstaad, Switzerland first captured attention from angry bird-lovers last year after American artist Doug Aitken created the attraction in the Swiss Alps to preserve the aesthetic of the area. But now, the images have resurfaced in the Abandoned and Haunted World Facebook group - and even fans of obscure buildings are divided on the home. Some users branded it as an eyesore and a danger to wildlife. One disgruntled user said: "Vile structure, needs ripping down!" Another joked: "I'd always be losing my house." A third added: "My kids would slam a door and shatter it... wonder how many years bad luck that is." A fourth said: "This is terrible for birds and even other wildlife!" Others seemed pleased with it saying that it was 'cool' and 'just art.' One user wrote: "Been there it's cool." Another added: "And most of all to keep would-be thieves away from their home pretty cool concept although it wouldn't work that well in the hood." A third joked: "Sick now I can live here and not pay taxes cause no one will find me. "And the animals that run into my house will be my food." For the latest weather updates and breaking news stories from the UK and across the globe, sign up for our newsletter by clicking here . However, the artist has defended his work claiming that the proper measures have been implemented to ensure the safety of wildlife. He said: "In building Mirage Gstaad installation teams worked with Vogelwarte Sempach (Swiss Bird Protection Society) and added horizontal black lines installed every three centimetres on the facade to counter the distraction from the reflective surfaces for migrating and breeding birds, and to make the building visible to them." The attraction opened two years ago in February, meaning it is close to being removed from the area as it was only on display for a set period of time.