December 19, 2012
Don’t you ever wonder what the inside of that modern-looking house on your block looks like? Do you ever try to sneak a peek through their parlor windows when you walk by? Japanese architect Hiroshi Nakamura has made this design voyeurism possible — and less creepy — with his beautiful Optical Glass House. This abode along a busy street in Hiroshima is mostly hidden but boasts an incredible glass-encased garden along the facade. The garden is surrounded by 6,000 glass bricks, strung together with cable wires to create a glossy curtain. The glass is not entirely transparent, which creates an amazing mosaic effect for those attempting to look into the space. Read more!