Using polycarbonate shingles, architect Indra Janda built an inexpensive backyard "garden room" that looks opaque during the day and glows at night.
This garage addition in Syracuse is wrapped in 3-millimeter-thick silicon impregnated fiberglass fabric, which produces a unique, translucent glow while also ensuring that light is transmitted to the interior.
The exterior of this minimalist home in Phoenix consists of sandblasted masonry and Ferrari shade sails stretched on a steel frame. The screen shifts between being opaque and semitransparent.
A glowing home in Japan has milky-white, one-and-a-half-inch plastic sheets wrapped around the exterior to let in light and provide insulation.
Through angular slit windows, this personal prefab project radiates a soft, almost alien, glow.