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Low-energy Glowing Home

Low-energy Glowing Home

Using transparent or translucent materials in architecture is a clever way to get natural light and warmth inside a building, brightening up spaces and helping reducing energy bills. Taking this concept on board, studio AL1 created a brilliant translucent family home located right in the middle of the woodsy area of Weissenbach, in Vienna. This simple sparkling house is wrapped in a polycarbonate skin and when the sun shines on it, it glows in a whimsical manner. Called Gemini House, it was built using local and natural materials, while taking advantage of industrial building solutions and dedicated craftsmanship from professionals… read more