Nakamura’s Optical Glass House is composed of roughly 6000 glass blocks strung together by stainless steel. The soundproof blocks not only cancel out the bustling cars and trams but they also create a façade that functions much like an urban noren -allowing light and air to pass through while revealing only a mosaic of the lush garden inside.

A garden enclosed by 6000 glass blocks

Nakamura’s Optical Glass House is composed of roughly 6000 glass blocks strung together by stainless steel. The soundproof blocks not only cancel out the bustling cars and trams but they also create a façade that functions much like an urban noren -allowing light and air to pass through while revealing only a mosaic of the lush garden inside.

Laser cut screen. The delicate skin of the lodge is perforated with a pattern inspired by self-replicating botanical cells and the design picks up a number of other key references to the architecture of the college – from the stuccoed white ceilings and timber bookcases of the library to the secret walled gardens at the west of the college.

Laser cut screen. The delicate skin of the lodge is perforated with a pattern inspired by self-replicating botanical cells and the design picks up a number of other key references to the architecture of the college – from the stuccoed white ceilings and timber bookcases of the library to the secret walled gardens at the west of the college.

A Simple Factory Building, Singapore | Pencil Office. Building completed in 2012. #architecture #office #building

A Simple Factory Building / Pencil Office

A Simple Factory Building, Singapore | Pencil Office. Building completed in 2012. #architecture #office #building

Louis Vuitton store in Tokyo designed with a perforated monogrammed facade.

Louis Vuitton store Tokyo designed with perforated monogrammed facade

How the wall turns from one solid looking piece to multiple wavy pieces reflecting.light, shows the transition of all the pieces comming together to form a cool piece of architecture

How the wall turns from one solid looking piece to multiple wavy pieces reflecting.light, shows the transition of all the pieces comming together to form a cool piece of architecture

Angled openings create balconies across the facade of MORA apartments by ADNBA

Angled openings create balconies across the facade of MORA apartments

Angled openings create balconies across the facade of MORA apartments by ADNBA

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