Nakamura’s Optical Glass House is composed of roughly 6000 glass blocks strung together by stainless steel. The soundproof blocks not only cancel out the bustling cars and trams but they also create a façade that functions much like an urban noren -allowing light and air to pass through while revealing only a mosaic of the lush garden inside.

A garden enclosed by 6000 glass blocks

Nakamura’s Optical Glass House is composed of roughly 6000 glass blocks strung together by stainless steel. Soundproof the façade cancel out external noise while allowing light and air to pass through and revealing only a mosaic of the lush garden inside.

sliding exterior shutters

Sliding exterior shutters (use similar tilted slat design backed in glass for interior door to allow natural light into downstairs powder room)

Mexican architect Frida Escobedo transformed the former home and studio of painter David Alfaro Siqueiros into a public gallery and encased the entire complex behind a triangulated concrete lattice.

Perforated concrete walls encase La Tallera gallery by Frida Escobedo

Frida Escobedo — La Tallera Siqueiros — Image 23 of 52 — Europaconcorsi not brick but maybe we can do this kinda vertical garden thing indoors with brick?

dream studio

Photography studio for Alix Martinez. Note sliding shutters, completely even white interior. my dream studio

door detail

Therefore Offices by West Architecture

Office block on Tehran, Iran by LP2 architecture studio http://www.dezeen.com/2016/06/17/lp2-office-block-tehran-iran-louvred-wooden-facades/

LP2 completes office block with louvred wooden facades

Henley Street / Jackson Clements Burrows Architects

Gallery of Henley Street / Jackson Clements Burrows Architects - 11

Håkansson Tegman House in Hollviken, Sweden by Johan Sundberg

This is the Håkansson Tegman house, a modern residence located in Höllviken, Sweden. The house was designed by Johan Sundberg.Höllviken which is south of

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