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35 Examples of Transparent Architecture

From Wintry Glass Houses to Transparent Brick Homes

— April 1, 2014 — Art & Design
Transparent architecture is becoming increasingly popular, with many people wanting homes with plenty of natural light. While see-through homes may not be the best for privacy, they certainly look good.

Certain designs work perfectly with their surroundings, allowing people the comforts of staying inside while still being able to take in the scenery. House at a Lake by BBSC Architects for example features a mostly glass facade, enabling individuals to look out at the water no matter what time of day it is. Glass is not as sustainable as a substance such as brick, but with the right upkeep and care these pieces of transparent architecture could still last a decent number of years for owners.
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Church Congregation-Inspired Structures
Church Congregation-Inspired Structures
The Szolnok Reformed Church by SAGRA is Spiritually Simple
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Transparent Riverside Structures
Transparent Riverside Structures
JB Lacoudre Reinvents La Maison de la Batellerie on the Seine
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Transparent Botanical Abodes
Transparent Botanical Abodes
Kenneth Hobgood Architects 'Gk House' is an Ode to Flora
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Fluid Boomerang Waterfront Houses
Fluid Boomerang Waterfront Houses
This Luxurious Waterfront Mansion is Soothing and Elegant
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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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Transparent Floating Structures
Transparent Floating Structures
The Grand Pinklao Project by Office AT Sits High Above Ground
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Lucid Crystalline Buildings
Lucid Crystalline Buildings
The Axel Springer Campus Injects Modernity into a Berlin Site
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Glass Box Labyrinths
Glass Box Labyrinths
The Cubed Maze3 Concept is Completely Transparent
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Crystal-Clear Abodes
Crystal-Clear Abodes
The Sou Fujimoto Architects Transparent House is Chic
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Sensation-Promoting Abodes
Sensation-Promoting Abodes
The Sense Home by Kazutoshi Imanaga Appeals to Sight, Smell and Sound
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Redesigning the Merry-Go-Round for the Twenty First Century
Redesigning the Merry-Go-Round for the Twenty First Century
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Podlike Literature Buildings
Podlike Literature Buildings
Stockholm Public Library is All About Infinite Space
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Transparent Lakeside Abodes
Transparent Lakeside Abodes
House at a Lake by BBSC Architects Features Mostly Glass
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Transparent Sin City Abodes
Transparent Sin City Abodes
The Veer Towers Give Residents an Unfettered View of Vegas
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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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Transparent Legal Structures
Transparent Legal Structures
The International Criminal Court is Guilty of Having a Snazzy Design
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Transparent Urban Architecture
Transparent Urban Architecture
Bronks Youth Theatre is a Contemporary Touch in the Belgian Capital
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Secluded Autumn Abodes
Secluded Autumn Abodes
The 'Wissioming2' House by Robert M. Gurney Architects is Spectacular
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Transparent Community-Centered Designs
Transparent Community-Centered Designs
The 'Multifunctional Pavilion' in Viladrau, Spain is Modern
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Scenic See-Through Dwellings
Scenic See-Through Dwellings
The Ana Paula Barros 'Loft Bauhaus' is Striking
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Cabana-Inspired Abodes
Cabana-Inspired Abodes
The House Aboobaker by Nico van der Meulen Architects is Unbelievable
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Transparent Buildings
Transparent Buildings
The Milanofiori Nord Office by Park Associati in Italy
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Wintry Glass Houses
Wintry Glass Houses
Architect Carlo Santambrogio Creates a Completely Transparent Structure
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Transparent Treetop Cubes
Transparent Treetop Cubes
The Steam Studio is a Bizarrely Intriguing Recycled Space
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Wooden Wonder Houses
Wooden Wonder Houses
The House of Cedar is Jenga-Inspired Structure
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See-Through Homes
See-Through Homes
The Plastic House from Architecture Republic Dares Passersby to Throw Stones
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Clear Nordic Cribs
Clear Nordic Cribs
Wiel Arets Architects' H House is Clearly Amazing
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Glass-Encased Buildings
Glass-Encased Buildings
The 'Quartier Des Spectacles' is Visually Stunning and Eco-Friendly
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See-Through Seaside Abodes
See-Through Seaside Abodes
The First Crescent Villa is an Amazing Transparent Home
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Transparent Hilltop Abodes
Transparent Hilltop Abodes
The Division Knoll Residence is at the Peak of Luxury
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Transparent Home Displays
Transparent Home Displays
The Steve Hermann 'Glass Pavilion' Will Give You a Breath of Fresh Air
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Seven-Level Cliffside Villas
Seven-Level Cliffside Villas
Nettleton 198 by SAOTA is a Beautiful South African Sanctuary
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Transparent Brick Homes
Transparent Brick Homes
The Optical Glass House Filters Sounds Out and Sights In
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Transparent Homes
Transparent Homes
This Concept House is Made Completely from Glass
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Transparent Pod Lodgings
Transparent Pod Lodgings
The Attrap Reves Hotel Allows Guests to Stargaze in France
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