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Material Inspiration: 10 Projects Inspired by Glass

To celebrate the launch of ArchDaily Materials, our new product catalog, we've rounded up 10 awesome projects from around the world that were inspired by one material: glass. Check out the projects after the break...

Cantagua Residence / Raimundo Anguita

  • Architects: Raimundo Anguita
  • Location: Zapallar, Valparaíso Region, Chile
  • Design Team: Raimundo Anguita , Elvira Guillon
  • Structural Engineer: Rene Lagos & Asociates
  • Mechanical Engineer: Darco Micerda
  • General Contractor: Daniel Alemparte
  • Area: 1700.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Oliver Llaneza

© Oliver Llaneza © Oliver Llaneza © Oliver Llaneza © Oliver Llaneza

Bestias XX / MoVe architects

  • Architects: MoVe architects
  • Location: Providencia 2124, Providencia, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Architect In Charge: Paula Velasco, Max Velasco, Alberto Moletto
  • Area: 12.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Cristobal Palma, MoVe architects

© Cristobal Palma © Cristobal Palma © MoVe architects © Cristobal Palma

Los Bosques House / MasFernandez Arquitectos

  • Architects: MasFernandez Arquitectos
  • Location: Chicureo, Colina, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Project Architect: Cristóbal Fernández
  • Structures: Eduardo Valenzuela
  • Project Area: 368.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photography: Marcos Mendizabal

© Marcos Mendizabal © Marcos Mendizabal © Marcos Mendizabal © Marcos Mendizabal

Patricia Ready Art Gallery / Izquierdo y Lehmann, Elton + Léniz

  • Architects: Izquierdo Lehmann, Elton + Léniz
  • Location: Espoz 3125, Vitacura, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Project Architect: Luis Izquierdo, Antonia Lehmann, Mauricio Leniz y Mirene Elton
  • Project Area: 2016.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photography: Carlos Eguiguren

© Carlos Eguiguren © Carlos Eguiguren © Carlos Eguiguren © Carlos Eguiguren

Tavonatti House / PAR Arquitectos

  • Architects: PAR Arquitectos
  • Location: Cachagua, Zapallar, Valparaíso Region, Chile
  • Architect In Charge: Pablo Lopez, Alvaro Cortés, Rafael Grez
  • Construction: Constructora Casa Viva Ltda
  • Structures: Ingevsa, José Manuel Morales
  • Landscape: Paisaje MPB - Francisca Pérez, Beatriz Majluf
  • Project Area: 1683.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photography: Diego Elgueta

© Diego Elgueta © Diego Elgueta © Diego Elgueta © Diego Elgueta

Gueto House / Felipe Lagos

  • Architects: Felipe Lagos
  • Location: Pucón, Araucanía Region, Chile
  • Architect: Felipe Lagos
  • Project Area: 330.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photography: Courtesy of Felipe Lagos

Courtesy of Felipe Lagos Courtesy of Felipe Lagos Courtesy of Felipe Lagos Courtesy of Felipe Lagos

Santa María House / Etcheberrigaray + Matuschka

  • Architects: Etcheberrigaray + Matuschka
  • Location: Santa María, Valparaíso Region, Chile
  • Project Architect: Klaus Matuschka, Orlando Etcheberrigaray
  • Team: Rodrigo Méndez
  • Construction: Nautilus Osvaldo Cardemil A
  • Project Area: 90.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photography: Marcelo Cáceres

© Marcelo Cáceres © Marcelo Cáceres © Marcelo Cáceres © Marcelo Cáceres

Bustamante House / PAR Arquitectos

  • Architects: PAR Arquitectos
  • Location: Cachagua, Zapallar, Valparaíso Region, Chile
  • Project Architects: Pablo Lopez, Alvaro Cortés, Rafael Grez
  • Construction: PAR Arquitectos
  • Structures: Ingevsa, José Manuel Morales
  • Landscape: María José Rojas
  • Project Area: 1510.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photography: Diego Elgueta

© Diego Elgueta © Diego Elgueta © Diego Elgueta © Diego Elgueta

San Alberto Hurtado's Memorial / Undurraga Devés Arquitectos

  • Architects: Undurraga Devés Arquitectos
  • Location: Padre Alberto Hurtado 1090, Estación Central, Región Metropolitana, Chile
  • Architect In Charge: Cristián Undurraga
  • Design Team: Soledad Fernández
  • Area: 708.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Sergio Pirrone

© Sergio Pirrone © Sergio Pirrone © Sergio Pirrone © Sergio Pirrone

Mirador de los Dominicos House / Carreño Sartori Arquitectos

  • Architects: Carreño Sartori Arquitectos
  • Location: Las Condes, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Collaborators: Claudia Wagner
  • Builder: Hector Fuentes. Constructora Los Benedictinos limitada.
  • Technical Advisors: Eduardo Valenzuela (CALCULO), ICG (ELECTRICIDAD y CORRIENTES DEBILES), Pedro de la Piedra (CLIMA), Patrcio Vega (SANITARIOS).
  • Area: 343.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma

© Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma © Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma © Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma © Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma

Patio House / Undurraga Devés Arquitectos

  • Architects: Undurraga Devés Arquitectos
  • Location: Las Condes, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Architect In Charge: Cristian Undurraga
  • Design Team: Orlando Etcheberrigaray, Eduardo Castillo, Cristian Larrain
  • Landscape Architect: Juan Grimm
  • Area: 460.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2007
  • Photographs: Cristóbal Palma

© Cristóbal Palma © Cristóbal Palma © Cristóbal Palma © Cristóbal Palma

Urzua Cofre House / Raimundo Anguita

© Oliver Llaneza
© Oliver Llaneza
  • Architects: Raimundo Anguita
  • Location: Chicureo, Colina, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Project Team: Raimundo Anguita , Elvira Guillon
  • Area: 545.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2007
  • Photographs: Oliver Llaneza

© Oliver Llaneza © Oliver Llaneza © Oliver Llaneza © Oliver Llaneza

Casa de Madera / Dörr + Schmidt

  • Arquitectos: Dörr + Schmidt
  • Ubicación: Panquehue, Valparaíso Region, Chile
  • Architect In Charge: Manuel Dörr, Pablo Schmidt
  • Área: 662.0 m2
  • Año Proyecto: 2013
  • Fotografías: Marcos Zegers

© Marcos Zegers © Marcos Zegers © Marcos Zegers © Marcos Zegers

Liceo Jorge Alessandri / Crisosto Arquitectos Consultores

  • Architects: Crisosto Arquitectos Consultores
  • Location: Calle La Cruz 1722, Las Compañías, La Serena, Chile
  • Architect In Charge: Andrés Crisosto Smith, Andrés Crisosto Aguilera
  • Consultant: Crisosto Smith Architects
  • Colaborating Architects: Rodrigo Medina, Pablo Carvajal
  • Structural Engineering: Jorge Marambio Chávez
  • Area: 5371.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Pablo Blanco Barros

© Pablo Blanco Barros © Pablo Blanco Barros © Pablo Blanco Barros © Pablo Blanco Barros