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35 Glistening Glass Structures

From Transparent Towers to See-Through Homes

— April 26, 2012 — Art & Design
Glass homes offer truly panoramic views, bringing what's outside in and connecting people and their surroundings in a much closer way. Office towers are even adopting glass facades that are aesthetically pleasing and simultaneously calming. Transparent designs are popping up everywhere from furniture to partitioning walls; this allows a space to feel more open and breathable.

One advantage glass structures have is the unlimited natural lighting; architectural glass designs save people money when it comes to hydro bills, almost enabling an entire space to act as a green house and encourage the growth of flora. Privacy may be an issue, but a simple curtain will do the job. These glistening glass structures make man-made buildings look a little more natural.
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Superhero City Views
Superhero City Views
Sears Tower in Chicago to Open Glass Bottomed Sky Deck
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Skydeck 88 Observation Deck
Skydeck 88 Observation Deck
Glass Cube Protrudes From Building
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Reading Towers
Reading Towers
MVRDV Creates 'Book Mountain' For Transparent Literature
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Transparent Legal Structures
Transparent Legal Structures
The International Criminal Court is Guilty of Having a Snazzy Design
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Solarized Glass Homes
Solarized Glass Homes
The Mission: House is a Hi-Tech, Eco-Friendly Abode
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Brick and Glass Showrooms
Brick and Glass Showrooms
Martin Margiela's Munich Store Is An Eclectic Fashion Hub
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Voyeuristic Dwellings
Voyeuristic Dwellings
The Glass Pyramid House by Yukihide Mizuno
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Glass Skywalk Built Over The Grand Canyon
Glass Skywalk Built Over The Grand Canyon
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Glass Balconies
Glass Balconies
'The Ledge' at Chicago Sears Tower Opens to the Public (UPDATE)
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Interactive Mood Architecture
Interactive Mood Architecture
Eness' The LightScaper Is Influenced By People Nearby
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Detail-Specific Hotels
Detail-Specific Hotels
From All-Glass Hotels in Barcelona to Oil Drum Pools in Cancun
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Crystal Spire Skyscrapers
Crystal Spire Skyscrapers
R432 from Rojkind Arquitectos is a One-of-a-Kind High-Rise
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Transparent Geo Facades
Transparent Geo Facades
The KNN Media Center Represents the Streaming Nature of Broadcasting
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Glass Igloos
Glass Igloos
Fake Ice Hotels
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Glass Restaurants
Glass Restaurants
Nomiya Opens on the Roof of Palais de Tokyo
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Genetic Architecture Incorporates Creative Surroundings
Genetic Architecture Incorporates Creative Surroundings
3deluxe Glass Cube
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Eco-Friendly Paris Pyramids
Eco-Friendly Paris Pyramids
Le Projet Triangle
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Levitating Luxury Homes
Levitating Luxury Homes
The Villa Hush Hush Takes Architecture to New Heights
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Clear Nordic Cribs
Clear Nordic Cribs
Wiel Arets Architects' H House is Clearly Amazing
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Glacier-Inspired Eco Architecture
Glacier-Inspired Eco Architecture
The Iceberg
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Dancing Dubaichitecture
Dancing Dubaichitecture
Self-Powered Dynamic Eco-Architecture
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Color-Changing Glass Buildings
Color-Changing Glass Buildings
Icelandic Opera House in Reykjavik
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All Glass Classrooms
All Glass Classrooms
Students of Kanagawa Institute of Technology Have a Nice View of Everything
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Transparent Hilltop Abodes
Transparent Hilltop Abodes
The Division Knoll Residence is at the Peak of Luxury
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Suspended Cafeterias
Suspended Cafeterias
The Octospider
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Tidal Wave Architecture
Tidal Wave Architecture
Tsunami Museum is Covered in Water Walls, Filled With History
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Glass Box Architecture
Glass Box Architecture
The Curiosity/Milligram House
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Busted Glass Buildings
Busted Glass Buildings
Bangkok's MahaNakhon Tower by OMA Appears to be Crumbling
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Glass Courtyard Cafes
Glass Courtyard Cafes
Dan Graham's Cafe Bravo in Berlin Mixes Past & Present
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Transparent Homes
Transparent Homes
This Concept House is Made Completely from Glass
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Open Wall Modernism
Open Wall Modernism
LA Architects Incorporate Outdoors Into Luxury Living Space
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See Through Kayaks
See Through Kayaks
Transparent 'Molokini' Lets You Explore Underwater Without Getting Wet
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Greenhouse Homes
Greenhouse Homes
Hiroshi Iguchi's 'Camouflage House' is in Sync With Nature
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Honeycomb Architecture
Honeycomb Architecture
The Acme UN Memorial Building Metaphorically Unites Nations
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Glass-Walled Homes
Glass-Walled Homes
Hollywood Hills Estate Maximizes Stunning Skyline Views
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