'Optical Glass House' Uses Textured Glass to Diffuse Light

 - Dec 20, 2017
References: archdaily
When designing a home, light is perhaps the most important natural factor to consider, and Optical Glass House by Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP deals with light in an interesting and unique way. The home is covered in a glass facade, which is relatively unremarkable in and of itself, but what makes that facade so captivating is that the glass is shaped and textured like bricks, causing the light that enters to cast a dappled, soft glow.

Not only does Optical Glass House's facade make for an enchanting play of light on the interior, but it makes for a mysterious exterior as well. The home's central courtyard holds a large tree in the middle of a garden, and a partially obscured, softened outline from that greenery is vaguely visible outside — an inviting and intriguing sight, to be sure.