Optical Glass House
Located in downtown Hiroshima, among tall buildings and overlooking a busy street. To obtain privacy and tranquility in these surroundings, a garden and optical glass façade was placed on the street side of the house. The garden is visible from all rooms, and the serene soundless scenery of the passing cars and trams imparts richness to life in the house. Sunlight from the east, refracting through the glass, creates beautiful light patterns. Rain striking the water-basin skylight manifests water patterns on the entrance floor.