Vertical Glass House is a house prototype created by Chinese architect Yung Ho Chang and his practice FCJZ.
Isolated stands in roadside, almost completely closed facades with transparent floors and roof, this concrete and steel building is unique and filled with criticism.
Architects: FCJZ 非常建筑
Location: Longteng Road, Xuhui district, Shanghai, China
Photography: Courtesy of FCJZ
Inspiration from architect:
With enclosed walls and transparent floors as well as roof, the house opens to the sky and the earth, positions the inhabitant right in the middle, and creates a place for meditation.
Vertical transparency visually connects all the utilities,ductworks, and furniture, including staircase, into a system of domesticity and provides another reading of the modern theory of “Architecture as living machine”.