Located in Lechlade, in the United Kingdom, the Glass Villa on the Lake pairs sustainability with transparency as the primary design principle. This creates a perfect relationship between the Villa itself and the stunningly beautiful landscape that surrounds it. Key design elements, including lighting, sight lines, colors and materials show the avid connection between architecture and nature.
The views are uninterrupted while at the same time, promoting all the intimacy and shelter you might expect from a top tier residence. Outside the home, the water line alternates with water plants, all leading into other garden spaces, bringing the two together, even outside the building. There are terraces on both levels and both of them connect with villa with the water, making sure the house has a solid nature link that is warmly inviting.
Space divisions inside the home come via design elements such as storage units and the fireplace. This offers the intimacy of private areas deeply rooted inside the transparency of the house, overall. In the very center, there is a void that reaches the height of all the levels, offering more connecting sight lines.
Everything is brought together in a grand unity by the staircase and central atrium. Dashes of daylight find their way even into the sunken basement that offers a connection all the way up to the rooftop terrace. From there, the expanse of the lake can be taken in by a view that can only be described as breathtaking.