If a home or office made entirely of glass feels a bit much, try a glass floor or ceiling.
One of the snazziest trends in architecture is the use of glass. Even to the point at times of creating a house of glass. But while many might find the appearance and concept of a glass house to be appealing, they’re not so sure they’d really like to live in one. After all, even if glass coatings, drapes and such can protect your privacy, it can be a bit disconcerting to think about running around in your undies (or less) with only four glass walls surrounding you. Then, of course, there’s that bit about people in glass houses not throwing stones.
The designers of the Vertical Glass House in Shanghai, China, have a practical solution.
Gizmag.com explains: “Glass houses aren't typically very practical to live in … but the Vertical Glass House differs from most similar structures thanks to a design that combines architectural novelty with a degree of privacy. Though it sports see-through ceilings and floors, a concrete facade ensures occupants are shielded from the gaze of passers-by. … Its outer appearance is very simple and the concrete facade is broken only by a few small slits which emit light onto the street outside at night.”
The idea of having a home, office or business completely open to the light might appeal. But it might be impractical to tear out all the floors and ceilings to accomplish the goal. It’s easier, instead, to use the Vertical Glass House as an inspiration whether you only install one skylight, a bank of skylights, or a glass floor panel.
Whether you limit yourself to one skylight or decide to go all the way and make your ceilings, floors and even walls of glass, the place to call is Don’s Mobile Glass. Don’s has been the go-to company in the Central Valley for glass of all types of glass for more than 55 years. Don’s has the experts in auto glass, residential glass, commercial glass and custom glass. We also do insulated-glass skylights and replacement windows. We have offices in Manteca, Turlock, Merced and Modesto, where we are members of the Chamber of Commerce.
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