This small Slovakian country home built by architect Peter Jurkovič features a giant, north facing glass wall underneath a traditional gabled roof. The entire house is only 915 square feet.
“Creating efficient space is valuable, but for us, rooms that offer visual and spatial continuity with nature are also important,” explains Julie Dowling, the architect behind this sustainable getaway in Sonoma.
Designed by Room 11 Architects, this house in Tasmania has a giant glass facade that overlooks the rugged Tasman Island and the peaceful Southern Ocean beyond.
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.
This stunning prefab with glass walls features a slide-out wall for easy outdoor access. Lots of natural light means that the cabin feels much more spacious than its 225 square feet.
For a San Francisco couple living on a hill overlooking the Mission District, glass walls were a must. Indoor louvers allow the residents to frame their view of the city, much like the aperture on a camera.
A resourceful couple incorporated numerous budget-conscious ideas into the renovation of their 1908 Edwardian in San Francisco's Mission District. The most notable of which is a storefront facade constructed from salvaged double-insulated glass panels arranged in a shingle pattern.
At Millenium City, a Japanese utopian community consisting of four residential greenhouses, trees help monitor the interior temperatures and solar panels made from plastic bottles provide heat for the water.