House With Optical Glass Facade
Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP designed the an amazing house with optical glass facade and an indoor courtyard. Surronded with tall buildings this box-shaped abode features a facade made of 6,000 borosilicate glass blocks. The wall does not only show the silhouette of a beautiful tree inside the house but also provides residents with soundproof properties making the inner courtyard an ultimate contemplation room.
The garden features a huge skylight in the ceiling to let the light in. But the light also comes through the glass in an interesting pattern giving view on the road as well as inside the garden.
The glass blocks were created specifically for the structure assembled together with help of steel bolts and beams. Thanks to micro asperities in the glass the creators called the facade a waterfall as they create a certain optical illusion.
The interior is finished with stone and wood. The modern style living space is open to the inner garden which is covered with stone tiles and features greenery and trees as well as the floor skylight that provide the view of the garden from the entry hallway.
The garden can also be seen from all the rooms in the house including the bathroom designed with a huge window and marble finishes.
It is a great architectural project as it creates a relationship between the outdoors and indoors. It also helps not to isolate the trees completely out of the urban landscape. The connection of the garden and the rest of the house also creates a great dynamic.
The inner atmosphere of the garden and the house makes for a very relaxed living. The garden is a great outdoor lounging area within an enclosed space that is soundproof and yet full of natural light. What do you think about it?
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