Glass wall makes modern architecture look breathtaking

 

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Glass is a super versatile material that can be used in almost any environment and decorating style. Whether inside buildings or outdoors, glass walls provide luminosity, lightness and add sophistication and elegance to the place. If used on the façade, the glass walls allow an integration between the external and internal areas, transforming one into an extension of the other. Another advantage is the benefit of being able to take advantage of the natural light and the external landscape while being indoors. Furthermore, glass still creates amplitude and can be used to expand small or narrow places.

Despite the advantages, many residents are afraid to opt for the glass wall, as they fear losing privacy. To help resolve this and other doubts, we spoke with the architect Nathércia Queiroz . She explains that it is possible to maintain privacy without giving up the lightness of glass. For this, glass walls can be used in strategic places, such as on high floors and social areas of the house. It is also possible to add other features to the glass, such as curtains and blinds, or even use semi-translucent glass options, which do not allow full perception. To help you stay on top of the subject, we’ve brought you some tips on installation and types of glass, as well as 70 glass wall models that can inspire your project.

What type of glass to use?

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When choosing to put a glass wall in your home, it is important to pay attention to technical standards and prioritize safety. Nathércia explains that depending on the purpose and place of installation, there is a specific glass indicated. “High-performance glass, for example, is ideal for façades. This type of glass filters the passage of sunlight so that the internal temperature remains stable. Another option is self-cleaning glass, as they require less cleaning and maintenance. For internal walls, the best option is tempered or laminated, called safety glass”, says the professional.

What structure is needed?

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According to the architect, there are different ways to install glass walls, everything will depend on the height of the right foot and the size of the opening.

One possibility is to use metalon profiles, which are structures made of very resistant steel. Another way is to fix the glass panels only on the floor and ceiling with the help of some special supports. You can still use internal frames in the glass itself and fasten them with steel buttons.

What is the right way to clean?

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For the glass wall to achieve the desired effect, it must be always clean, without stains and marks. The architect reminds that when cleaning glass, it is necessary to never forget to use abrasive material, such as acids and sandpaper, as this can damage and scratch the material. The ideal is to use specific products for glass or water and soap or neutral detergent.

Houses with glass façades and double height are often more labor intensive to clean due to the difficulty in accessing the higher parts. A tip is to give preference to self-cleaning glasses, which do not accumulate as much dust and remain clean for longer.

70 residential projects using glass walls

The feature is amazing in more modern homes, but it is also possible to apply it in other types of constructions. Check out some ideas:

1. Glass wall in the bathroom

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Who wouldn’t like to rest in a bathtub enjoying a wonderful view? This house facing an uninhabited field is ideal for placing a glass wall in the bathroom without giving up privacy.

2. Living room integrated to nature

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PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / SANDRA PICCOTTO

Wooden coffee table, glass walls, predominance of white and brown colors and trees around the house make this living room seem to be totally inside a forest.

3. Connected indoor and outdoor area

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The choice for glass, in addition to taking advantage of the natural light, brought the garden into the room and gave the feeling that the external and internal areas are one and the same.

4. Glass walls for lightness

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In this project, the glass walls served to give lightness to the industrial style and rigidity of the furniture and concrete columns, in addition to giving space to the place and prioritizing natural light.

5. Glass facade and wooden ceiling

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The all-glass façade highlights the flat wooden ceiling and creates a feeling that it is floating in the air. Beautiful, elegant and original.

6. Living room with glass wall and double height

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PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / RUSCHEL ARCHITECTURE URBANISM

Double height always gives an air of sophistication. In this room, the glass wall illuminated the place and allowed the charming wooden ceiling to stand out. In order not to lose privacy, the solution was to use blinds.

7. Geometric facade with glass wall

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The glass wall with black structures added softness to this house with geometric lines and contours. In addition, the glass was used to integrate the pool and the indoor area.

8. Rectangular contour and glass facade

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The rectangular-shaped house could have been like a crate and difficult to access if it had been made entirely of masonry. The choice for the glass wall brought delicacy and greater communication between the internal and external areas.

9. A good combination of sober shades with glass

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The mixture of light flooring with dark gray and white became sophisticated and elegant. To complete, the glass wall with black structures brought more softness to the color palette.

10. Integrated leisure area and social area

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In this project, the idea was to use glass walls to integrate the internal and external social areas, and bet on masonry walls to isolate private areas, such as bathrooms and bedrooms.

11. Cozy apartment with lots of natural light

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This apartment was already super charming and full of life, the glass wall brought a mini garden into the house, in addition to ensuring plenty of natural light and highlighting the chandelier even more.

12. Amplitude as main concept

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The combination of double height ceilings without chandeliers and floor-to-ceiling glass walls created a spacious and clean environment.

13. Keeping an eye on the view

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Why have walls decorated when you have a beautiful view like this one in front? The choice for the glass wall created a frame for the Sugarloaf Mountain (Rio de Janeiro) and turned it into a large painting, beautifying the room.

14. Framing the glass wall ladder

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Instead of hiding the stairs, this project found it better to frame it in a glass wall, giving the room more charm and lightness.

15. Glass in evidence on the facade

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This windowless façade with a light-toned palette could have been without any adornment and grace, but the glass wall prevented that from happening and gained prominence.

16. Glass wall connecting environments

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The glass wall integrated the indoor games room, the pool and the garden, giving the feeling that everything is in one single environment: the leisure area.

17. Combined and integrated social area

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In this project, the second floor without windows and openings was reserved for the private area. The social area is on the ground floor, which, with the help of glass walls, seems to form a single opening.

18. Concrete and glass make a beautiful pair

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The sober rectangular outline of this house blended in perfectly with the lightness of the glass facade.

19. External landscape as a protagonist

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The view from this apartment is already so beautiful that it didn’t need many resources to look good, just a glass wall along the entire length of the kitchen and living room.

20. Good mix of materials on the facade

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Mixing materials is always a good idea. The alternating glass walls with textured one-color walls matched the façade of this house very well.

21. Environment in evidence

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The different lighting, architecture and structure made the house stand out from the leisure area. But the glass walls allowed communication between the environments.

22. Glass wall and a unique shape

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The triangular shape of this façade would be enough to make this project unique, but the choice for glass made it even more beautiful and original.

23. Highlighting the internal area

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The room with double height and glass wall became the focus of the house due to the internal lighting.

24. Smoothness and stiffness

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The glass walls with wooden frames, in addition to softening the rigid lines of the house, combined very well with the gray of the outer wall.

25. Geometry and modernity

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The geometric house received glass walls on all facades and became even more stylish and modern.

26. Different elements in one place

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Neutral tones, high ceilings, stylish stairs and lots of light formed an elegant and timeless combination.

27. Living room or gourmet balcony

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Colorful and cozy, this apartment prioritized natural lighting and created a space that mixes a living room with a gourmet balcony, perfect for resting and entertaining friends.

28. Rustic decorations also go well with glass walls

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The room on the upper floor surrounded by glass walls added softness to the rustic style of the house.

29. Neutral facade with a colored dot

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The combination of wood and glass became neutral and camouflaged itself with the external landscape. To give a little more color to the façade, the bet was the vibrant orange column.

30. White and green combining with vegetation

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The greenish glass brought more color and elegance to the facade of this house. In order not to lose privacy and maintain the lightness of the glass, the solution was to use a fabric curtain.

31. Room with neutral color palette and glass

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The combination of the dark color of the wall with the light tone of the floor and ceiling matched perfectly with the transparency of the glass. The vibrant colors were due to the external landscape.

32. Entrance hall with glass wall

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The glass walls in contrast to the wooden door gave originality and beauty to this entrance hall .

33. Material mixing and asymmetry

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Here, the glass wall added softness to the façade. To break the symmetry and make the project even more charming, each side of the house received a different material.

34. Connected lounge and pool area

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The glass wall allowed the room to be taken outside, but without the inconveniences such as unpleasant temperature, rain and direct sunlight.

35. Glass to enlarge small spaces

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The small apartment was made to look bigger because of the glass wall running the entire length of the room.

36. Glass wall with white shutters

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The glass made it possible to combine the white of the walls and shutters with the green of the outside landscape.

37. Room with glass walls

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The use of glass allowed the external landscape to become a real picture on the living room wall. A great choice for those who want to enjoy the view from the comfort of the sofa.

38. Hallway with glass walls

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The unsupported or framed glass used in the upper hallway gave the feeling that the house’s facade is hollow and emphasized the design’s use of horizontal and vertical lines.

39. Glass facade without losing privacy

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For those who do not want to give up the privacy and lightness of glass, the tip is to use fabric curtains.

40. Stylish and compact house

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The mix of glass, wood and fabric curtains added even more charm and style to this flat-roofed house surrounded by greenery.

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See below for another 31 ways to use glass walls to add even more style to your home:

41. Combination of glass and wood to beautify the facade

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42. The flower design and the outdoor landscape formed the perfect pair

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43. This living room was made more cheerful and cozy with natural lighting

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44. The glass walls highlighted the planned lighting

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PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / REINACH MENDONÇA

45. The glass wall gave more depth to the kitchen

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PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / PR ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN GROUP

46. ​​Wood and glass is always a good choice

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PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / SIDNEY QUINTELA

47. Neutral tones and glass lighten the facade

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48. Facade with highlighted glass wall

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PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / JANNINI & SAGARRA ARCHITECTURE

49. The choice for glass made this apartment wider

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PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / MARÍLIA VEIGA INTERIORES

50. Indoor pool with natural light and integrated into the outdoor landscape

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PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / RUSCHEL ARCHITECTURE URBANISM

51. The glass walls made all the difference in this project

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PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / OTTA ALBERNAZ

52. In this project, the glass on the facade made the chandelier stand out

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PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / KARINE MAGALHÃES

53. Greenish glass was a good choice to match the vegetation

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54. To enjoy the landscape from inside the room: glass walls

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55. Cozy space with structured glass wall

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PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / MARÍLIA VEIGA INTERIORES

56. House with glass facade and 3D texture

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PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / CLÁUDIA BREIAS

57. Geometric facade with greenish glass

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PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / AQUILES NICOLAS KILARIS

58. Structured glass wall

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PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / A1 ARCHITECTURE

59. Planned lighting makes all the difference

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PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / JANNINI & SAGARRA ARCHITECTURE

60. Glass wall allows you to enjoy the outdoor garden

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PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / MARÍLIA VEIGA INTERIORES

61. Highlighted chandelier matching the glazed wall

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PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / AQUILES NICOLAS KILARIS

62. The glass-framed fireplace creates an original space

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PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / REINACH MENDONÇA

63. Gourmet Balcony with Glass Wall

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PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / RUSCHEL ARCHITECTURE URBANISM

64. Glass and planned lighting change any environment

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PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / JANNINI & SAGARRA ARCHITECTURE

65. Glass wall with double height

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PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / RENATA MATOS

66. Mixing materials for a unique style

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PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / KARINE MAGALHÃES

67. Living room in glass, wood and stone

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PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / RUSCHEL ARCHITECTURE URBANISM

68. Facade with a combination of stone, texture and glass

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PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / DENISE BORDINHÃO ARCHITECTURE AND INTERIORS

69. One-piece glass wall

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PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / KARINE MAGALHÃES

70. Glass wall to bring green into the room

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PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / PERSON ARCHITECTS

After so many tips and inspirations, just choose the model you liked the most and adapt to your project.

 

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