The Library Camouflaged in the Forest

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The Library Camouflaged in the Forest
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At a distance of an only two-hour drive away from the hustle and bustle of urban Beijing, the architects of Li Xiaodong Atelier designed the Liyuan Library, a rather peculiar building because of the materials used for its construction and finishing.

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A Spectacular House Inviting Nature Inside

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A Spectacular House Inviting Nature Inside
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We usually imagine houses surrounded by forests as rustic and idyllic. Here's why a simple concrete structure would seem out of place in this natural setting. In order to visually connect the interior with the surrounding natural setting, a glass wall was built upwards on both storeys.

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Spectacular Glass Facades

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Spectacular Glass Facades
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Image Zona de zi deschisa intr-o superba casa plutitoare
Image Mobilier cu personalitate si plin de culoare

Glass walls, glass floors or roofs made of glass, interior and exterior spaces fusion together in some of the most exquisite ways owing to the architects' (and home owners') daring ideas..

 

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The Tree Within the House

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The Tree Within the House
Image Casa din sticla pe patru niveluri ce inglobeaza un brad
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The architects from A. Masow Design Studio created a circular glass house in a fir forest near Almaty, Kazakhstan. The house fusions with nature and has four floors that integrate a fir tree.

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A House Mirroring Nature

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A House Mirroring Nature
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Harumi Yukutake, a glasswork artist from Toyama, Japan, designed a novel home covered with circular mirrors both inside and outside. The handcrafted mirrors have different shapes and sizes, and camouflage the building almost perfectly on the outside.

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