In so many countries they have their own ways of building houses. In the world, there are a lot of buildings that are really amazing and fascinating. Many people travel to other countries just to take pictures of these beautiful buildings in different countries.
But today we will be talking about 10 buildings made completely of glass, actually, not all are made completely of glass. The architecture of this century is really going far and doing things in a totally different way. Remember when visiting this place don’t throw stones in a glass house. Now let’s get down to the list.
10. The Botanical Garden of Curitiba
The Botanical Garden is located in the center of Curitiba, and one of the very major tourist attraction in the city. The greenhouse is completely made out of glass and metal. The build forms the seminal part of the garden, where various species of plants are grown. It is also surrounded with waterfalls and fountains.
9. Kanagawa Institute of Technology Workshop, Tokyo
As you can see in the picture above, this building, well I don’t know if should be calling it a building, is completely made out of glass and is one the most transparent glass building in the world. The glass building can be located on the campus of Kanagawa Institute of Technology. The building is essentially a single room about 2000 square meters large. It is composed of only glass panels and white steel columns of varying size and shape.
8. The Farnsworth House, Plano
This glass building is one of the oldest construction on our list. This building is completely made out of glass and wood. Looking at it in the picture you will think the building just made of wood and there is no wall to cover it, but funny enough there is glass around the building. The transparency of the building is fascinating. The glass building is located along the Fox River near the city of Plano, the major feature of the building is its transparency which brings the inmates closer to nature. It is a one-room building finished in 1951 for Dr. Edith Farnsworth as a rural retreat.
7. Basque Health Department Headquarters, Bilbao
This glass building is what we call a piece of art. Looking at the picture above you will see that the structure of the building is fascinating. Although it is attached to another building. But the 13-story headquarters of the Basque Health Department is one of the iconic buildings in Spain. It was designed by Coll-Barreu Arquitectos.
6. Hotel W, Barcelona
Here is one of the most eye taking hotel in Spanish. By the look of this building and with a little research I did, the Hotel is made of glass, metal and wood, just a little wood. The W Hotel, located on the coastline of Barcelona, is an ideal example of the advancement of modern architecture. Designed by Ricardo Bofill and finished in 2009, this five-star hotel is covered by glass which transmits the natural light.
5. Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision
The glass building does not look like a glass building, yeah I know looking at it you will be confused, but don’t be confused because this building is completely made out of glass. The building can be located in the Hilversum. The Netherland Institute for Sound and Vision was designed by architects Willem Jan Neutelings and Michiel Riedijk. It has a total of 10 floors, half of which are underground. The night view of the building is particularly mesmerizing.
4. Louvre Pyramid, Paris
This is one building almost everybody knows about. We all know about the pyramid of Egypt, well this is a pyramid in Paris. It sounds funny if I put it that way. The Louvre Pyramid was designed by architect I. M. Pei, the pyramidical structure serves as the principal entrance to the renowned museum. Knowing that the building was built in the year 1989, it is still one of the most beautiful buildings in the world.
3. 30 St Mary Axe, London
The 30 St Mary Axe building is also known as The Gherkin and is one of the most or let me say it is the tallest building in London, glass building to be clear. Looking at the glass building, you I will agree with me that the building is shaped like a bullet, don’t mind my sense of creativity. The 30 St Mary Axe was designed by Norman Foster, its construction was finished in 2003. This glass building actually has 41 floors, uses much less energy for its activities compared to similar structures.
2. Dancing House, Prague
Looking at this glass building and judging by the name given to it, you won’t want to ask such questions. But the question that came through my mind was! What was going through the person mind that he decided to make a building like this? The Dancing House is completely made of glass and metal to keep it strong. The glass building was actually designed by architects Vlado Milunić and Frank Gehry. Although controversial in its construction, the building won the Design of the Year award by Time magazine in 1996.
1. National Centre for the Performing Arts, Beijing
We have finally come down the number building on our list. This is one of the eye taking and one of the glass buildings in the world that actually fascinates people. Each year this building gets enough visiting and is one of the best tourist attraction in Beijing. The glass building is commonly called The Giant Egg. The Giant Egg was designed by a French architect Paul Andreu and finally built in 2007.