Natalia Puziricova
Architect Rios Clementi Hale Studios.

An interesting technique, how to add visual permeability to the façade not by individual elements, but by changing the way the boards are attached.

This chaotic, deliberate naivety, as if it were a child reaching for a hammer while his parents can't see, requires courage to implement.

The boards serve to shade the fully glazed volume of the facade and provide a play of light, making the house look attractive from the outside and inside.

Tatiana Gonchar

Recently we wrote a post about glass bricks and glass blocks and how they are experiencing a new round of popularity, including their use in exterior finishes.

Here's another impressive example of their use on the facade.

A restaurant called Artisans Ayutthaya in Bangkok.

Here is a very unusual combination of wood and glass blocks. And it was from unsold remnants of the blocks, which were considered unmarketable, that this project began

As the "mortar" of fixing the blocks is a steel frame, which is covered with wood from the outside.

This gives an interesting effect, where the color of the wood is reflected in the glass gaps.

The technology itself is original and seems to have no analogues yet.

Недавно мы писали заметку о стеклянных кирпичах и стеклоблоках, о том как они переживают новый виток популярности, в том числе в использовании во внешней отделке.

Вот еще один впечатляющий пример их применения на фасаде.

Здание ресторана Artisans Ayutthaya в Бангкоке.

Здесь очень необычное сочетание дерева и стеклоблоков. Причем именно с нераспроданных остатков блоков, признанных неликвидом, начался этот проект.

В качестве “раствора” скрепляющего блоки выступает стальной каркас, который и закрыт снаружи деревом.

Это дает интересный эффект, когда цвет дерева отражается в стеклянных промежутках.

Сама технология оригинальна и кажется еще не имеет аналогов.

Nicole Climanova

A Dutch house built in 2007.

Even though it's almost 15 years old, it looks current and fresh.


The bottom of the building is finished with dark-colored brick, which creates a powerful, stable, rough look. The top floor, by contrast, is light, in wood, with geometric patterns. Particularly interesting is the band of glass around the entire perimeter, dividing the floors and allowing daylight to enter the house.

In the upper floor, on the other hand, the light is very striking.

You'll also notice the corner window and the original shape of the roof.

Nicole Climanova

Moscow office of a company that builds houses of glued beam. One part of the facade has a textured, three-dimensional structure, the other part is smooth, with a grid pattern, but no less attractive.

The main idea and message of the facade  — is to show the possibilities and relevance of wood in modern construction. The freedom to choose between traditional architecture and embodiment of bold, innovative ideas.

Maria Krasnova

How to soften the cold winters and hot summers is to plant a deciduous tree near the windows on the south side of the house.

The deciduous species of tree protects the interior from the sun's rays in summer while completely letting them in in winter. So much for bio-automatics!

And the trees also change their leaves in fall, bloom brilliantly in spring, smell and even produce fruit in summer. And in winter, a graphic pattern of trunk and branches appears in the window. The trees look especially good in large and huge second-story windows.

Clear maple, rowan, linden, plum, oak, willow - ideal when the tree is proportionate to the plot and the house, and the shape of the crown and planting location fits the facade.

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