World’s longest glass-bottomed suspension bridge has an intentional wobble

January 19, 2018 India Block 0

A deliberate sway is designed to unnerve visitors to this 488-metre-long bridge in China’s Hebei province, which has an entirely glazed walkway so they can also admire the 218-metre drop. The Hongyagu suspension bridge spans the gap between two cliffs in the Hongyagu Scenic Area. Made of 1,077 panels of 4-centimetre-thick glass and supported by cables that weigh

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Glazed extension to Taiwan home by 5X Studio provides views of plants and the sky

January 7, 2018 Alyn Griffiths 0

This extension to a house in Taiyuan City, Taiwan, contains independent living spaces for two brothers, which are connected by a glazed corridor that traverses a narrow plant-lined courtyard. Architects Joe Wang and Alfie Huang of local office 5X Studio designed the extension for clients who wanted their sons to have a sense of independence

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Steven Holl completes luminous Maggie’s Centre next to Britain’s oldest hospital

December 19, 2017 India Block 0

American architect Steven Holl has unveiled his Maggie’s Centre for cancer patients in London, featuring a facade of translucent white glass dotted with coloured panels. Imagined by New York-based Holl as a “vessel within a vessel within a vessel”, the luminous Maggie’s Barts features a concrete frame, a layer of bamboo wood and a skin of matt

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Glass And Concrete Sculptures By Self-Taught Artist Ben Young

December 4, 2017 Erin 0

  New Zealand born and Sydney based sculptor Ben Young, is a self-taught artist who has been making glass sculptures for over 10 years. Inspired by landscapes of oceans and bodies of water, each of his pieces are hand drawn, hand cut and hand crafted, layer on layer to create the end product, and he […]

Tropical plants and geometric glass walls screen house and restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City

November 12, 2017 India Block 0

An old house in a narrow alleyway in Ho Chi Minh City has been given a modernist makeover by local architecture studio Kientruc O, which transformed it to include a restaurant with a lush garden wrapped by gridded glazing. Kientruc O redesigned the 161-square-metre building to connect the house with the garden, and garden with the street, and

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Neri&Hu uses translucent glass blocks for walls of bright and flexible function room in Beijing

October 23, 2017 India Block 0

Chinese studio Neri&Hu has designed a luminous meeting room with glass brick walls in the Opposite House hotel in Beijing, which is furnished with bespoke pieces inspired by the city’s traditional street food culture. The glazing allows daylight to flood the entire space, and at night the walls of glass bricks that define the perimeters glow

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Glass wall separates kitchen and bathroom in renovated Jaffa apartment

September 30, 2017 Ali Morris 0

Working within a limited budget, Israeli interior designer Eliat Dar has renovated and extended a small 60-year-old Jaffa apartment using affordable materials and built-in furniture. The 50-square-metre apartment, which was purchased by its owners as an investment, is due to be rebuilt in three years but will be let out to tenants in the meantime. With

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Villa X is a Dutch house with windows that protrude inwards and outwards

September 12, 2017 Alyn Griffiths 0

Dutch studio Barcode Architects has completed a house in the country’s Brabant region featuring some windows that angle inwards, and another that appears to have been extruded from the concrete walls. Called Villa X, the house features concrete side walls, while its front and rear elevations are glazed. The aim was to enhance its connection with the garden setting, while providing the

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Studio Maks and Junya Ishigami create three-pronged visitor centre for Dutch park

August 16, 2017 Ali Morris 0

Three intersecting glass corridors sweep outwards from a sunken, triangular-shaped visitors centre designed by Studio Maks and Junya Ishigami + Associates for Park Vijversburg in the Netherlands. Recently refurbished, Park Vijversburg has been open to the public since 1892. Throughout the year, the park hosts events such as art exhibitions, musical performances, church services and excursions. To accommodate the

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Studio Maks and Junya Ishigami create three-pronged visitor centre for Dutch park

August 16, 2017 Ali Morris 0

Three intersecting glass corridors sweep outwards from a sunken, triangular-shaped visitors centre designed by Studio Maks and Junya Ishigami + Associates for Park Vijversburg in the Netherlands. Recently refurbished, Park Vijversburg has been open to the public since 1892. Throughout the year, the park hosts events such as art exhibitions, musical performances, church services and excursions. To accommodate the

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Ritz-Carlton Have Added A Lake Club To Their Hotel In Lake Tahoe

August 15, 2017 Erin 0

  The Ritz-Carlton have recently added a Lake Club to their Lake Tahoe hotel that gives guests a place to enjoy the views and have direct access to the lake.   Clare Walton of Walton Architecture + Engineering designed the Lake Club using materials like ledgestone and cedar wood to evoke a warm and welcoming feeling, […]

Glass box defines extension with basement pool for Victorian home in south London

August 1, 2017 Natasha Levy 0

British studio Guarnieri Architects has added a glazed box containing a swimming pool, hot tub and steam room to the rear of a Victorian terrace in Clapham Common, south London. A new floor excavated below the level of the main house provides space for these leisure facilities within the glazed extension, while a mezzanine above hosts a

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Glass box defines extension with basement pool for Victorian home in south London

August 1, 2017 Natasha Levy 0

British studio Guarnieri Architects has added a glazed box containing a swimming pool, hot tub and steam room to the rear of a Victorian terrace in Clapham Common, south London. A new floor excavated below the level of the main house provides space for these leisure facilities within the glazed extension, while a mezzanine above hosts a

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10 Examples Of Colored Glass Found In Modern Architecture And Interior Design

June 2, 2017 Keely 0

  Colored glass is often found in older buildings with stained glass windows, but these 10 examples show that colored glass can also be used as a decorative element in a modern interior or building.   1. In this home, warm decorative glass accents create colorful patterns throughout the hallway that complement the wood used […]

Ellena Mehl Architects disguises Provençal extension with grass roof and terraced landscape

June 1, 2017 Lizzie Crook 0

To subtlety extend a traditional Provençal farmhouse on the French Riviera, Ellena Mehl Architects has nestled a connecting building with stone and glass facades into a stepped hillside. The extension adjoins a 40-year-old farmhouse that is located in a historic hamlet in southern France, which has a distinct architectural typology. Despite its contemporary appearance, the

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Ellena Mehl Architects disguises Provençal extension with grass roof and terraced landscape

June 1, 2017 Lizzie Crook 0

To subtlety extend a traditional Provençal farmhouse on the French Riviera, Ellena Mehl Architects has nestled a connecting building with stone and glass facades into a stepped hillside. The extension adjoins a 40-year-old farmhouse that is located in a historic hamlet in southern France, which has a distinct architectural typology. Despite its contemporary appearance, the

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This Visitors Pavilion Is Surrounded By Glass And Water

February 8, 2017 Erin 0

Photography by Agustin Garza   Grupoarquitectura have designed the Hacienda El Barreno Visitors Pavilion that sits among the old stone walls of a hacienda (estate) in San Juan del Rio, Mexico.   Photography by Agustin Garza The pavilion, used by visiting guests and for events, has a large water feature that reflects the architecture and almost surrounds it at the […]