Ten interiors that use glass-block walls to play with light and shadow

As glass bricks are experiencing another renaissance, our latest lookbook features ten projects that showcase how glazed masonry can illuminate any interior – even cramped bathrooms and hallways.

Originally invented and popularised in the 1930s, as seen in Pierre Chareau’s Maison de Verre and Villa Stenersen by Norwegian architect Arne Korsmo, glass blocks went in and out of style over the following decades.

The hollow bricks, which simultaneously reveal and obscure, were beloved by Japanese architect Tadao Ando, who used them to form the interior courtyard of his Ichihara House and the facade of Horiuchi House, both designed in

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