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50 Magical Glass Residences

From Transparent Pod Hotels to Wintery Glass Houses

— October 14, 2013 — Art & Design
If it's always been your dream to live in a home where you could see the beauty of the outdoors, then these glass residences are fuel for your imagination. Many of these houses are made of transparent glass, so you can see everything that goes on outside. Even the skyscrapers have large windows so you can watch the sunrise every morning while you get ready for work.

These are glass residences of your brightest dreams. This intelligent architectural move allows for natural light to illuminate your home, offering additional energy conservation. The open view also blends your home with the surroundings. Isolated homes in the woods have an extra luxurious atmosphere when your house glistens and shines beside the trees.

If living in a glass house is out of your budget, this list also includes several hotels you can visit so you can still enjoy the fantastical experience. Get inspired by these glass residences to appreciate the beauty of the great outdoors.
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Sugary Sweet Solarium Designs
Sugary Sweet Solarium Designs
This Greenhouse Design is Made from Panels of Caramelized Sugar
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Romantic Architecture Projects
Romantic Architecture Projects
Nick Olson and Lilah Horwitz Quit Their Jobs to Make a Dream House
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Ivy-Covered Glass Houses
Ivy-Covered Glass Houses
London's Roof Garden Apartment Boasts Stunning Natural Light
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Transparent Botanical Abodes
Transparent Botanical Abodes
Kenneth Hobgood Architects 'Gk House' is an Ode to Flora
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Light-Dispersing Buildings
Light-Dispersing Buildings
The ‘Chiller Plant’ at Ohio State University is Luminescent
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Circular Glass Abodes
Circular Glass Abodes
The Cloud House by Axis Mundi Has the Ultimate View of Nature
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Lantern-Inspired Homes
Lantern-Inspired Homes
The 'House M' Home Uses the Sun's Light to Illuminate in Any Weather
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Mountainside Luxury Villas
Mountainside Luxury Villas
The Villa Escarpa in Portugal Has a Breathtaking View
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Crystal-Clear Abodes
Crystal-Clear Abodes
The Sou Fujimoto Architects Transparent House is Chic
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Arboreal Tech Company HQs
Arboreal Tech Company HQs
The Amazon Biosphere Office Would House People and Plants
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Crystal Clear Glass Homes
Crystal Clear Glass Homes
Naf Architect & Design Creates a Seismic Home That’s Transparent
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Stunning Stained-Glass Homes
Stunning Stained-Glass Homes
The BOFFO Show House Embraces One’s Imagination
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Cozy Concrete Holiday Retreats
Cozy Concrete Holiday Retreats
This Colorado Chalet is a Winter Wonderland
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Illusive Self-Reflecting Skyscrapers
Illusive Self-Reflecting Skyscrapers
The ‘Tower Infinity’ will be the World’s Ta
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Solarized Glass Homes
Solarized Glass Homes
The Mission: House is a Hi-Tech, Eco-Friendly Abode
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Skyscraper-Inspired Aquariums
Skyscraper-Inspired Aquariums
This Gallery Has Fish Aquarium Replicas of a Skyscraper Development
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Crystalized Sun Rooms
Crystalized Sun Rooms
The Robert M. Gurney 'Nevis Pool and Garden Pavilion' is Stunning
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Triangular Summer Houses
Triangular Summer Houses
The Summer House Lagnö is an Exquisite Swedish Design
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Transparent Community-Centered Designs
Transparent Community-Centered Designs
The 'Multifunctional Pavilion' in Viladrau, Spain is Modern
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All-Glass Rooftop Abodes
All-Glass Rooftop Abodes
The Glass Notting Hill Penthouse Features Elegant Design and Future Tech
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Glass Lakeshore Havens
Glass Lakeshore Havens
The Birkenhead Point House by Crosson Clarke Carnachan is Geometric
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Floating Glass Homes
Floating Glass Homes
The Modern Houseboat Offers a Short and Unusual Getaway
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Entirely Transparent Homes
Entirely Transparent Homes
House NA in Japan is Clearly a Privacy-Reducing Abode
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Crystal Clear Abode Additions
Crystal Clear Abode Additions
This Home Extension by dmvA Architects is Constructed With Glass
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Translucent Tent Homes
Translucent Tent Homes
Kengo Kuma's Translucent Home Helps You Become One with Nature
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Scenic See-Through Dwellings
Scenic See-Through Dwellings
The Ana Paula Barros 'Loft Bauhaus' is Striking
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Extravagant Fish-Filled Fences
Extravagant Fish-Filled Fences
This Aquarium Home Improvement Features a Fishy Fence
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Glass Igloo Hotel Parks
Glass Igloo Hotel Parks
Hotel Kakslauttanen Offers 20 Thermal Igloos in Finland's National Park
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Chevron-Patterned Buildings
Chevron-Patterned Buildings
520 West 28th Street is Zaha Hadid's First NYC High Line Commission
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Fanciful Futuristic Facades
Fanciful Futuristic Facades
This Renovation Project has a Sun-Protecting Perforated Metal Shield
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Egyptian-Inspired Residences
Egyptian-Inspired Residences
The Pyramid House by Juan Carlos Ramos is Fit for Rulers and Royalty
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Wintry Glass Houses
Wintry Glass Houses
Architect Carlo Santambrogio Creates a Completely Transparent Structure
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Alien Athletic Architecture
Alien Athletic Architecture
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Stadium Has a Glass Roof and Seats 80,000
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Dynamic Warped Architecture
Dynamic Warped Architecture
The Emporia's Unusual Architecture Gives Way to an Unexpected Twist
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Environment-Blending Homes
Environment-Blending Homes
This De Bever Architecten House Fades Away into the Surroundings
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Transparent Bathroom Igloos
Transparent Bathroom Igloos
The Bubble Bathroom Can be Inflated and Used Anywhere
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Clear Nordic Cribs
Clear Nordic Cribs
Wiel Arets Architects' H House is Clearly Amazing
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Levitating Luxury Homes
Levitating Luxury Homes
The Villa Hush Hush Takes Architecture to New Heights
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Pristine Glass Houses
Pristine Glass Houses
Poolhaus by Baumhauer Uses its Surroundings for its Interior Design
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Glimmering Glass Penthouses
Glimmering Glass Penthouses
These Luxurious Penthouses in Tel Aviv are a Couple's Dream
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Upscaling Luxury Homes
Upscaling Luxury Homes
Casa Son Vida Receives Designer Interior and TLC from Architects
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Glass-Encased Tree Houses
Glass-Encased Tree Houses
The Tree in the House is Located in the Forests of Almaty, Kazakhstan
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Transparent Residence Extensions
Transparent Residence Extensions
The Glass House by AR Design Studio Modernizes a Historical Home
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Fluid Architectural Forms
Fluid Architectural Forms
The Heydar Aliyev Centre be Zaha Hadid is Gorgeously Curvy
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Transparent Brick Homes
Transparent Brick Homes
The Optical Glass House Filters Sounds Out and Sights In
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Minimalist Rounded Concrete Studios
Minimalist Rounded Concrete Studios
A31 Architecture Creates a Simplistic Warehouse Art Studio
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Extravagant Cliff Dwellings
Extravagant Cliff Dwellings
The Fall House Becomes One with the Landscape
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Transparent Pod Hotels
Transparent Pod Hotels
Attrap Rêves in France Lets Travelers Literally Sleep Under the Stars
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Transparent Homes
Transparent Homes
This Concept House is Made Completely from Glass
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Tropical Modern Luxury Abodes
Tropical Modern Luxury Abodes
The 'Ettley Residence' is a Modern California Dream House
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