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
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.
Here’s something we’ve wondered about: A bird flies into a glass window. Should we go to its assistance?
This is called a glass frog because its abdominal skin is highly transparent and viewing it from underneath is like looking at an MRI.