Famous Glass Architecture Examples

Glass in architecture can be a trans formative building material that can take a design from something that is run of the mill, to a building that is absolutely extraordinary. As glass crafting practitioners we have a real appreciation for glass as not only a material for counter tops, sinks, and otherwise but also as a building material for homes/buildings. Below we have gathered some of our favorite examples of glass architecture.

1. Kanagawa Institute of Technology Workshop


This is a beautiful studio built by Junya Ishigami and Associates for students of the Kanagawa Institute of Technology to design their projects.  It has glass from floor to ceiling, giving the space an elegant and open feel.

2. The Botanical Garden of Curitiba, Brazil


This gorgeous botanical garden is one of the major attractions in Brazil and is known as the “Jardim Botânico Fanchette Rischbieter” to the local people. Modeled after the Crystal Palace in London this structure was designed by architect Abraão Assad.

3. Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision

Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid in Hilversum

The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision is a stunning building located in Media park, which is the national Dutch Television Campus situated in Hilversum. This space holds all the audio-visual materials produced in the Netherlands since the beginnings of Dutch TV, radio, & film.

4. The Aldar Headquarters


This incredibly unique structure is the headquarters of Alder Properties located in Al Raha, Adu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. It was designed by MZ Architects and was voted the “Best Futuristic Design” by the BEX (Building Exchange) Conference.

5. The Gherkin


Located at 30 St Mary Axe, The Gherkin is one of the most unique buildings in the world located in the Financial District in London. The building was designed by Foster and Partners Architects and has become an iconic symbol of London’s contemporary architecture.