An inset glass box is used here to capture the reflected light of an outdoor Zen garden and to bring it indoors along the floor. The wall becomes a glowing prism of light during the day, and a glowing alcove as seen from the outside at night.
( 'Urban Fog' minimalist teahouse by art/architecture practice Atelier ChanChan. It’ll be serving up tea and cakes amid ghostly transparent walls – with all proceeds going towards Japanese disaster relief efforts.
Image 2 of 16 from gallery of Competition Asks Young Architects to Transform Abandoned Factory into Cultural Center. First Prize: Bruxelles (Francesco Quadrelli, Stefano Privitera). Image Courtesy of Young Architects Competitions