These Modern Glass Homes Shatter Conventions

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Bright and airy, it's crystal clear why we love these glass homes.

Modern home with Exterior, House, Glass Siding Material, Metal Siding Material, Cabin Building Type, and Gable RoofLine. The north wall of the IST home functions as a cut-away, offering a peek inside an efficient yet cozy dwelling. Architect Peter Jurkovič built the home for a woman who had sold her flat in the big city of Bratislava and wanted something that reminded her of the village life of her childhood. Photo  of These Modern Glass Homes Shatter ConventionsView Photos

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.

Modern home with Kitchen, Wood Cabinet, Range, Undermount Sink, and Range Hood. All appliances in the kitchen are from Thermador, save for a Miele dishwasher. Bright white Caesarstone bounces yet more light into the space. Photo  of These Modern Glass Homes Shatter ConventionsView Photos

“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.

Modern home with Living Room, Chair, Pendant Lighting, and Sofa. A Shaker-inspired rocking chair by Hans Wegner exudes country charm in the corner of the living room. Photo  of These Modern Glass Homes Shatter ConventionsView Photos

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.

Modern home with Bedroom. The linens by Matteo Los Angeles in the master bedroom were among the fabrics that Mirjana Munetic of Boora selected for the Finleys. The idea was to find neutral tones that would not upstage the views. Photo  of These Modern Glass Homes Shatter ConventionsView Photos

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. Photo  of These Modern Glass Homes Shatter Conventions modern homeView Photos

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.

Modern home with Exterior, House, and Glass Siding Material. 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. Photo  of These Modern Glass Homes Shatter ConventionsView Photos

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.

Modern home with Doors, Exterior, Wood, and Swing Door Type. Dunbar and Astrakhan's low-cost, high-impact tour de force is a storefront facade constructed from salvaged double-insulated window glass panels arranged in a shingle pattern. Photo  of These Modern Glass Homes Shatter ConventionsView Photos

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.

Millennium City is an experiment in sustainable living created by Japanese architect Hiroshi Iguchi. The buildings, shown in the photo above, utilize natural light by using floor-to-ceiling windows as walls. Inhabitants of the commune use the space as a way to escape from the hustle of nearby Tokyo. Photo by Alessio Guarino. Photo  of These Modern Glass Homes Shatter Conventions modern homeView Photos

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.

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