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30

Jul

Providing abundant natural daylighting and blurring the boundaries between the interior and exterior worlds, a home boasting a massive glass wall — or two or three — can hold endless architectural appeal to those who don’t mind sacrificing a bit of privacy.8 clearly cool glass houses

Providing abundant natural daylighting and blurring the boundaries between the interior and exterior worlds, a home boasting a massive glass wall — or two or three — can hold endless architectural appeal to those who don’t mind sacrificing a bit of privacy.
8 clearly cool glass houses

09

Jan


 New glass could last millennia 



An unusual way of making glass could create glassy materials as durable as amber.
An unusual way of making glass could create glassy materials as durable as amber.

01

Aug

For many, it’s unnerving enough to live in close proximity to a cemetery. But living in a cemetery in a glass-walled home? Eh, we think we’ll pass — the vibe is just too Architectural Digest meets Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion. Still, 85 Swains Lane at London’s historic — and purportedly haunted — Highgate Cemetery is a spectacular work of modern architecture.8 clearly cool glass houses

For many, it’s unnerving enough to live in close proximity to a cemetery. But living in a cemetery in a glass-walled home? Eh, we think we’ll pass — the vibe is just too Architectural Digest meets Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion. Still, 85 Swains Lane at London’s historic — and purportedly haunted — Highgate Cemetery is a spectacular work of modern architecture.
8 clearly cool glass houses

27

Apr

New self-cleaning glass resists fogging, glareThe surface of the new glass, inspired by natural surfaces such as lotus leaves, can resist everything from raindrops in a strong downpour to wind-driven pollen.

New self-cleaning glass resists fogging, glare
The surface of the new glass, inspired by natural surfaces such as lotus leaves, can resist everything from raindrops in a strong downpour to wind-driven pollen.

29

Mar

Here’s something we’ve wondered about: A bird flies into a glass window. Should we go to its assistance?

Here’s something we’ve wondered about: A bird flies into a glass window. Should we go to its assistance?

29

Jan

This is called a glass frog because its abdominal skin is highly transparent and viewing it from underneath is like looking at an MRI.

This is called a glass frog because its abdominal skin is highly transparent and viewing it from underneath is like looking at an MRI.