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50 Tantalizing Transparent Havens

From Hovering Arboreal Architecture to Chic Woodland Dwellings

— July 15, 2012 — Art & Design
These tantalizing transparent havens offer beautiful views from the inside and out. The beauty of living in a transparent home is that people can see what marvelous goodies you have to offer inside, and these can also easily be covered up with a curtain.

Transparent designs are all the rage in contemporary architecture because they continuously let daylight penetrate the home, and they are eco friendly, since less lights need to be kept on. These gorgeous homes include cliff-hanging cottages, see-through lodges, homes in forests and houses that overlook the ocean.

These glass designs are stunning in their aesthetics, and make homes appear more spacious. As long as the residents are careful, the glass used in homes is durable, so they don't have to worry about it shattering.
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Stacked Box Structures
Stacked Box Structures
The Base Minami Aoyama Features Dynamically Linear Accents
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49
Magnificent Melodic Museums
Magnificent Melodic Museums
The Daeyang Gallery and House by Steven Holl is Euphonic to the Eyes
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48
Nippon Ocean-Front  Abodes
Nippon Ocean-Front Abodes
The Seaside Boomerang by Haretoke Architects is a Dream Come True
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See-Through Spherical Lodging
See-Through Spherical Lodging
The Attrap'Rêves Bubble Hotel is Affordable and Pod-Like
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46
Chic Woodland Dwellings
Chic Woodland Dwellings
Villa Renesse Il by Jack Hoogeboom is the Perfect Weekend Getaway Home
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45
Crystal Tetris Cribs
Crystal Tetris Cribs
The Casa Hacia el Río by Najas Arquitectos is Lofty and Sleek
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44
Dainty Dissected Abodes
Dainty Dissected Abodes
The William O'Brien Junior House Binds Close-Knitted Families
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43
Gleaming Gemstone Structures
Gleaming Gemstone Structures
The REX 'V & A at Dundee' Competition Entry Dazzles
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42
Swanky Celebratory Suites
Swanky Celebratory Suites
The Trump Hotel New York 15th Anniversary Package is Pure Decadence
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41
Refined Rugged Condos
Refined Rugged Condos
The PMK+Designers 'Lai Residence' Brings Nature Indoors
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40
Geometric Woodland Havens
Geometric Woodland Havens
AA House by OAB is located in Barcelona, Spain
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39
Crystal-Clear Abodes
Crystal-Clear Abodes
The Sou Fujimoto Architects Transparent House is Chic
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38
Stunning Stained-Glass Homes
Stunning Stained-Glass Homes
The BOFFO Show House Embraces One’s Imagination
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37
Crystal Clear Glass Homes
Crystal Clear Glass Homes
Naf Architect & Design Creates a Seismic Home That’s Transparent
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36
Transparent Teepee Abodes
Transparent Teepee Abodes
House Tokyo by A.L.X. Architects Features Distinctive Lighting Effects
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35
Aquarium-Like Offices
Aquarium-Like Offices
The Munoz Arquitectos Studio is See-Through All Over
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34
Solarized Glass Homes
Solarized Glass Homes
The Mission: House is a Hi-Tech, Eco-Friendly Abode
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33
Glazed Brick Abodes
Glazed Brick Abodes
WoodWoodWard Architecture's Finn House is Vibrantly Red
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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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Greenery-Infused Abodes
Greenery-Infused Abodes
The Chrystalline Artchitect 'Satu House' is a Geometric Masterpiece
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30
Jungle Generosity Retreats
Jungle Generosity Retreats
Latitude 10 Resort Gives Back to Costa Rica
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Funky Slanted Windows
Funky Slanted Windows
Miele Gallery by Gonzalo Mardones Viviani Features a Crystal-like Facade
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Scenic See-Through Dwellings
Scenic See-Through Dwellings
The Ana Paula Barros 'Loft Bauhaus' is Striking
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Stone-Encrusted Holiday Havens
Stone-Encrusted Holiday Havens
Local Rock House by Pattersons Architecture is a Perfect Getaway
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Sweeping Seashore Sanctuaries
Sweeping Seashore Sanctuaries
The Chris Elliott Architects Seacliff House is Stunning
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Half-Moon Homes
Half-Moon Homes
The Crescent House by Shigeru Ban Architects is Out-of-this-World Beautiful
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Wooden Wonder Houses
Wooden Wonder Houses
The House of Cedar is Jenga-Inspired Structure
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Glass Box Abodes
Glass Box Abodes
Amsterdam's Rieteiland House Leaves Little Privacy for Its Inhabitants
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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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Glacier-Inspired Eco Architecture
Glacier-Inspired Eco Architecture
The Iceberg
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Canal Floating Abodes
Canal Floating Abodes
The Houseboat by Sprenger von der Lippe is Beautiful and Contemporary
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18
Dancing Dubaichitecture
Dancing Dubaichitecture
Self-Powered Dynamic Eco-Architecture
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Glass-Encased Buildings
Glass-Encased Buildings
The 'Quartier Des Spectacles' is Visually Stunning and Eco-Friendly
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Color-Changing Glass Buildings
Color-Changing Glass Buildings
Icelandic Opera House in Reykjavik
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15
Boxy Geometric Abodes
Boxy Geometric Abodes
The Crab Creek House by Robert Gurney Architects is Very Detailed
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14
Transparent Hilltop Abodes
Transparent Hilltop Abodes
The Division Knoll Residence is at the Peak of Luxury
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Retractable Abode Exteriors
Retractable Abode Exteriors
The Sliding House by drMM Architects is Statically Mobile
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12
Cliff-Hanging Cottages
Cliff-Hanging Cottages
The Greg Wright Architects ‘Las Palmeras’ Home is Mysterious
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11
Frosted Glass Eco Homes
Frosted Glass Eco Homes
The Cube Court House is a Secluded Paradise for Green Living
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10
Tree-Infused Dwellings
Tree-Infused Dwellings
The Archi-Union 'Tea' House Accommodates Outdoor Shrubs
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9
Glass Box Architecture
Glass Box Architecture
The Curiosity/Milligram House
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Hovering Arboreal Architecture
Hovering Arboreal Architecture
The HP Tree House by mmp Architects is Easily Maintained
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Busted Glass Buildings
Busted Glass Buildings
Bangkok's MahaNakhon Tower by OMA Appears to be Crumbling
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Transparent Homes
Transparent Homes
This Concept House is Made Completely from Glass
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Opulent Fortress Abodes
Opulent Fortress Abodes
The Wessels Joyce Associates House at Pezula Screams Luxury
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4
Open Wall Modernism
Open Wall Modernism
LA Architects Incorporate Outdoors Into Luxury Living Space
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Greenhouse Homes
Greenhouse Homes
Hiroshi Iguchi's 'Camouflage House' is in Sync With Nature
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2
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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