How to Use Glass in Interior Spaces and Decoration
Glass is one of the most important discoveries of mankind. Originally used as a cutting tool, it has been around for about 75,000 years. The first records of glass making, however, date back to the Egyptian and Mesopotamian. Since then, the mastery of the manufacturing technique has been developing in different civilizations and nations until the Industrial Revolution popularized the material and allowed its production on a large scale. In architecture, glass was first used as a sealing element around 100 AD.
Whether a decorative object or a constructive element, glass is a versatile material with unique features. Due to its transparency, light can be reflected and manipulated through reflections and filters. Its surface can be smooth or receive different treatments, as in glass that brings different textures and levels of translucence to the environment.
It can be used as closures, partitions, finishes, and decorative objects. Check out different ways of using glass in interior architecture projects below.
Coco House / Duy Le Architects
Heytea Puning / UND Design Studio
011 Apartment / flipê arquitetura
Maria Farinha Filmes / +K Arquitetos
Sardenya Apartment / Raúl Sánchez
Apartamento Monolito / Estúdio Minke
Apartment AT83 / Eterea Studio
Coworking Sant Magì / BARRI Studio
Guiyang Zhongshuge Bookstore / X+Living
Loft ESN / Ippolito Fleitz Group
X11 Flagship Store / BloomDesign
Casa di Ringhiera / studio wok | ArchDaily Brasil
Apartamento LA / David Guerra
Apartamento Vila / SOEK Arquitetura
In Harmony with Nature Cafe / Reutov Design
Geijoeng Concept Store / Studio 10
Bar Botanique Cafe Tropique / Studio Modijefsky
Urban Day Care Center for Alzheimer Patients / Cid + Santos
Esquire Office / Studio Bipolar
Loft Solar / Talita Nogueira Arquitetura – 9
Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on December 19, 2022.
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