Take a gorgeous video tour of the Optical Glass House by Hiroshi Nakamura and his studio NAP. Truly experiential, exploring all of the senses while solving for the homeowners space needs. The home is located in the heart of the city on a busy highway. The custom Optical Glass Block wall on the front facade provides acoustic separation from the noise of the city, while maintaining a visual connection to the lively and active urban streetscape. It seems to me a relaxing and meditative environment, the manipulation of light and water creating pattern and texture dancing on the walls, an art installation if you will, changing with the shifting sun. The Optical Glass House project is getting some well deserved attention in the press. An architectural expression, not just of shelter, but also realizing the power of transformation. A once undesirable lot becomes an oasis of calm from the activity of the day to day just outside the door.
Video sourced at http://www.dezeen.com