Amazing Uses of Decorative Glass in Architecture

Whether used for its ability to harness natural light, or completely transformed into an art piece of itself, the possible uses for decorative glass in architecture are limitless.

Thecoolist.com put together this fantastic list of 15 of the most creative uses of glass in architecture. “The transparent, ethereal nature of glass allows for extraordinary creations in the world of architecture… glass is truly a versatile material for the creative architect.”

 

 Sports and Leisure Center in Saint-Cloud France, Koz Architects

 

The Selgas Cano Architecture Office designed of course by Selgas Cano, photography by Iwan Baan.

 

The Sears Tower (now known as the Willis Tower) Glass Balcony

 

 

The Farnsworth House by Mies van der Rohe

 

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, MO by Steven Holl Architects, photography by andryryan

 

The Glass Houseboat by X-Architects

 

 

La Estancia Glass Chapel of Cuernavaca, Mexico designed by  Bunker Arquitectura

 

 

National Grand Theater of China by architect Paul Andreu

 

 

The Basque Health Department Headquarters, designed by Coll-Barreu Architects

 

 

The X House by Arquitectura X

 

 

Kanagawa Institute of Technology Glass Building

The House Cafe Kanyon by Autoban Architects

The itHouse, a prefab house in the desert by architect Taalman Koch

 

What do you think? Are these the most creative uses of decorative glass that you have seen in an architectural project? Can you add to the list? Contact Goldray Glass today to find out how creative you can get using decorative glass.

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