From The Black Desert House to a black house in the snow, this project is called ‘Twins: Houses in Five Parts’ and was designed by William O’Brien Jr. These are two ultra-modern, minimalist holiday homes.
Steve Hermann The Pavilion Glass (Montecito, California) Set within a 15000 mq. estate of oak groves. almost entirely of glass. (All of the large glass panels are Star Fire glass, an incredibly clear glass usually reserved for jewelry displays.
Mies van der Rohe, Lafayette ParkHigh-rise superblocks and identical clusters of row houses set apart from the urban gridwrongdoings of modernism, but Detroit's Lafayette Park—the first urban-renewal project in the United States
An inset glass box is used here to capture the reflected light of an outdoor Zen garden and to bring it indoors along the floor. The wall becomes a glowing prism of light during the day, and a glowing alcove as seen from the outside at night.