Two Unique Glass Homes around the World
Throughout the history, people have shifted from caves to huts, from palaces to multi-storey residential buildings – and nowadays, you can find an example of everything.
However, some people are forced to be creative due to small or unusual space dimensions while the rest are creative because they want to be. Let' s have a look at a selection of few unique homes around the world and do not forget to share your thoughts in the comments.
Transparent House, JapanIf you want to know how it feels to lay wide awake under open sky, try spending a few nights in the see-through house located in Tokyo, Japan. Built by Sou Fujimoto Architects, this 914 square foot transparent house was inspired by our ancient predecessors who inhabited trees. Though the house offers plenty of day light but no privacy.
The intriguing point of tree is that these places are not hermetically isolated but are connected to one another in its unique relativity. To hear what others saying while hoping over branches, a discussion takes place across branches by members. These pointers are considered while designing this home – yet this home is a contemporary adaptation of the richness once experienced by the ancient predecessors from the time when the inhabitated trees.
Glass House, New YorkA giant glass and steel home located in East Hampton New York is on the market for sale but it needs a special buyer who has plans to live in a human terrarium. This see-through structure is designed by Jeff Smilow, the structural engineer of New York City' s Freedom Tower – the main building in the rebuilt World Trade Centre complex, lower Manhattan.
The 5,000 square foot house is spread on 2 acres and leaves up to a 20-acre nature reserve – so the floor to ceiling glass walls look upon all variety of flora and fauna. It was built by Juan A Figueroa, who lived there briefly but never made it his home forever. The house is not for mass buyers, though it has attracted a number of buyers already. It has attracted artists, who want to live there due to ample light and tech guys, who want to be there because the home is controlled by smartphone.
Before thinking to buy or build any such home – just remember that you are going to live in complete openness.