Gallery: Hiroshima’s Optical Glass House Hides a Secret Garden Behind i...

Photos © Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP Co. Ltd
The Optical Glass House in Japan takes its name from its unique translucent façade, which shields the home's tranquil courtyard from the surrounding urban environment. Designed by Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP Co. Ltd., this single-family home in downtown Hiroshima features a gorgeous secluded patio with a garden and pool, all hidden behind the bricked-glass wall. The translucent wall filters sunlight and provides some privacy, while protecting the house from the noisy street.

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