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Sunday, December 2, 2012

Optical Glass House

You know that old saying about people in glass houses shouldn't throw stones? Well, it has a new meaning to Nakamura Hiroshi (surname first) who has built a glass house through what is described as being constructed through the use of an optical glass facade.

I love glass. I have no skill in its manufacture or design, but I do know what I like. For me, it's always held a sense of mystery, as I know that glass is a liquid and never actually stops moving.

In fact, it is an amorphous solid, that does move, but not in a way that we can visibly see. But, it still does. It's creepy and exciting at the same time.

It's perhaps one of the reasons I have always love the Alice in Wonderland books, as the mirrored glass transported young Alice a second time into Wonderland. But that reason... that's just between you and I.

As far as this house designed by Nakamura, I think it far better to perhaps direct you to an on-line article I found that will confound, confuse and inspire you, because the writer seems to be talking to the reader in a way that only an architect could love.
Glass brick used in the construct of the Glass House in Hiroshima. Almost 'LEGO-like'.
I love architecture, but I'm no architect. My soon to be seven-year-old son wants to be an architect. I have no idea where he even came up with that idea, and even now while he shows no talent for it, I will not let that get in the way of his desires. That would be mean.

Anyhow... please visit Architectural Review for a read on this building. Even if you don't understand all that is being written, you will enjoy the photos of the building.

Andrew Joseph

1 comment:

  1. So beautiful!
    I want to go to optical glass house.
    Where is this in Hiroshima? Please tell me.