At this boldly renovated row house in Harlem, clear glass panes set strategically into the otherwise translucent curtain wall grant a view while maintaining a degree of privacy.
For a San Francisco couple living on a hill overlooking the Mission District, glass walls were a must. In the master bedroom, indoor louvers allow the residents to frame their view of the city, much like the aperture on a camera.
“Creating efficient space is valuable, but for us, rooms that offer visual and spatial continuity with nature are also important,” explains Julie Dowling, architect of this glass getaway in Sonoma.
At this seaside retreat in the Pacific Northwest, oceanic winds can reach a grueling 120 mph. It took an entire year to design and test a glass curtain wall that could withstand such pressure, but the view was well worth the wait.
Decorated with classic furniture, such as an Eames lounge chair for Herman Miller, this glass-walled cottage in Connecticut blurs the line between indoor and out, modern convenience and rustic idyll.
To take in the architectural wonder of Tel Aviv's White City, this six-story town house features floor-to-ceiling windows.
At a mere 225 square feet, the Island House prefab cabin feels unusually spacious. Co-designer Remko Remijnse explains that, because of its wrap-around glass exterior, the “natural surroundings become part of the living room [so] you have endless living space.”