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Copperhill Mountain Lodge - Architects: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson:

Image 12 of 15 from gallery of Copperhill Mountain Lodge / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson. Photograph by Jonas Kullman

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I don't know if this is practical from a construction standpoint (perhaps if you lived in a dry climate), but I'm dazzled by the effect. The outdoors as a piece of art!

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.