While the first image of this home located in the heart of the city of Hiroshima may leave you breathless, the optical glass home by architect and designer Hiroshi Nakamura is much more than just what you see on the surface. Though the home is enclosed around a lush garden of trees and foliage, the glass blocks create a beautiful illusion and allow a slight glimpse of what’s on the interior.
Nakamura’s creation is stunning throughout– with a bathroom carved out of wood that leaves just the faintest simplicities behind. The perfect upper level is comprised of about 6000 glass blocks that are strung and held together by stainless steel. These tiny little blocks also happen to be soundproof– canceling out the noise from the streets below. Light and air are able to pass through the mesh and glass block facade while the mosaic keeps any of the important details faint to the eye.
Via: Spoon & Tamago