February 21, 2013

Glass Igloo

How about a night gazing up at the stars from the warmth of your glass enclosed igloo? The concept, though compelling, might have proven a challenge, as frosty glass in the sub-zero temperatures would have impaired visibility, and one might have been chilled to the bone. This stunning project is a wonderful example of design and science working together to great result.

“A Saint-Gobain group brand specializing in active glass, Quantum Glass™ mission is to facilitate the creation of cutting-edge architectural projects through a variety of hybrid glass that change their optical and physical features, through a low electric current.”  Genius! The Kakslauttanen Resort, located 250 km above the Arctic Circle in the Finnish part of Lapland, offers a night warm and comfortable, snuggled among the trees, with an unbelievable light show overhead of Aurora Borealis in Kakslauttanen. Check out their website for more gorgeous photos.

Images and excerpt sourced at Design Applause, Quantum GlassKakslauttanen Resort

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