These vertically-aligned facing bricks, used to clad already sound structures, give masonry walls a contemporary flare.
hiroshi nakamura & NAP: optical glass house. http://www.designboom.com/architecture/hiroshi-nakamura-nap-optical-glass-house/ - created via http://pinthemall.net
Nakamura’s Optical Glass House is composed of roughly 6000 glass blocks strung together by stainless steel. The soundproof blocks not only cancel out the bustling cars and trams but they also create a façade that functions much like an urban noren -allowing light and air to pass through while revealing only a mosaic of the lush garden inside.
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