Futuristic Glass Houses That Take Transparency to the Extreme

These buildings look like something out of Tron Legacy, or some other futuristic vision that involves massive, glass-walled buildings. We'd almost give up on our privacy and throwing stones if we could take up residence in one of these incredible places.

Leonardo Glass Cube in Bad Driburg, Germany, designed by 3Deluxe in 2008

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NeoSolar Power Corporation in Hsinchu Science Park, Taiwan, designed by J. J. Pan & Partners, Architects & Partners (JJPP), opened in 2009

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Dune House in Thorpeness, England, by Jarmund and Vigsnaes AS Arkitekter MNAL in 2010

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Guangzhou Opera House in Guangzhou, China, by Zaha Hadid Architects, built between 2005 and 2010.

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The Watervilla de Omval in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, by +31 Architects, 2010

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This floating villa has two levels, one for the kitchen and an other for the living spaces.

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Tverrfjellhytta, the Norwegian Wild Reindeer Centre Pavilion at Hjerkinn, on the outskirts of Dovrefjell National Park, designed by Snøhetta Oslo AS in 2011

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Glass House concepts by Santambrogio Milano in Milan, Italy, 2012

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Glass Farm in Schijndel, The Netherlands with a picture of a farmhouse on its walls, designed by MVRDV, 2013

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Villa Kogelhof in Noord-Beveland, The Netherlands, designed by Paul de Ruiter Architects, 2013

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Ravenous Sophovore

Wouldn't a glass house be seriously hard to temperature regulate? Glass is a pretty poor insulator.