Glass House for Diver by Naf architect & design

Glass House for Diver by Naf architect & design the-tree-mag 180.jpg

Author:

naf architect & design

Year:

2011

Location:

Etajima-shi, Hiroshima, Japan

Photographs:

image © Noriyuki Yano

Source:

archdaily - thisispaper

 

Note: 

This building is based on a simple system of stacking large concrete blocks of 1.0 m x 1.0 m x 1.5m like building blocks on top of one another to make a structure with big undulation like breakwater or wave-dissipating blocks. These large concrete blocks are manufactured at any cement factory in Etajima city, Hiroshima, at a very low price as excess cement is reused and often used for surface of retaining wall or anchors of rafts for cultured oysters.