Daring Architecture: Could You Live In a Glass House?

Daring Architecture: Could You Live In a Glass House?

Alysha Findley
Aug 10, 2012

Now I have seen some pretty interesting, edgy and exciting architecture before, but I think this takes the cake, an entire house made of glass!

Italian architect Carlo Santambrogio and designer Enno Arosic have released two concept homes constructed entirely out of blue-toned glass. These home were originally created as concepts to showcase Santambrogio's glass furniture line Simplicity. Although these glass homes have yet to become a reality they apparently are options to build at a mere $6200 per square foot.

Assuming we put aside the obvious questions like how safe are these homes, where is the plumbing and electrical, how well are they insulated, how dirty would the glass get, etc; if you had the money, the privacy, the land and the view to live in a home where the fluidity of interior and exterior become one, would you do it? Could you live in such an exposed, sterile and minimal fashion? This is definitely not for the faint of heart, but you have to admit it is stunning in a utopian kind of way.

(Images: Santambrolio Milano)

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