A prototype for a glass house challenges the Gorafe desert

The video unveils how OFIS arhitekti completed a passive building in Andalucia and tested the structural and thermal qualities of glass.

OFIS arhitekti completed Glass House, a 20 sqm unit prototype that has been recently filmed on the backdrop of the Gorafe desert, Spain. The building is living unit that condenses bathroom and services at the centre of its polygonal plan. This choice results in the liberation of the whole perimeter, enveloped by glass walls. In this way, a 360° view is achieved through the experimental use of glass with structural and thermal qualities.

The Glass House is a retreat unit conceived for a single person or a couple. Guests from different tourist sharing platforms will be selected for a one-week stay at the unit. OFIS comments: “The building's footprint contains every element that makes life possible from energy production to waste water treatment, while maintaining a comfortable interior only surrounded by a stunning, uninterrupted 360‎° views.”

The Glass House
Gorafe desert, Andalucia, Spain
living unit
OFIS arhitekti
Design team:
Rok Oman, Spela Videcnik, Andrej Gregoric, Janez Martincic, José Navarrete Jiménez, Lucas Blasco Sendón, Jakub Chaloupek, Agnieszka Sukienniczak
General contractor:
Electrical engineering:
Local contractor:
SHN Constructora
Guardian Glass
AKT II (Hanif Kara, Daniel Bosia, Carlo Diaco, Edoardo Tibuzzi, Jose Montes, Lorenzo Greco, Deyan Marzev)
Climate engineering:
Transsolar (Markus Krauss, Daniel Kiehlmann)
20 sqm

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