These Vancouver Homes Simultaneously Face the City Skyline and Lush Forest

By: Cadhla Gray - Oct 15, 2015
References: officemb & freshome
These stunning glass houses are intelligently designed to incorporate privacy with transparency in a series of three home known as 'Houses at 1340.' The homes create the look of a glass waterfall, flowing downwards linearly, each built slightly lower than the next. Nestled in North Vancouver, the designs used the location to its fullest -- showing off two gorgeous views. The more private rooms face the green forest, while the more public spaces like the living room face the bustling city skyline.

The Office of McFarlane Biggar's designers played with ideas of transparency and privacy by building the glass houses just so. Each home has a rooftop patio to take in the scenic beauty, designed in a way so that they're not interrupting the neighbors. The upper level balconies do the same, featuring enclosures that wrap around to keep them open to the street, but hidden from each side.