New Scientist article New Zealand’s glass house plan has sparked a new discussion about what it means to build a house on cliffs.
New Zealand-based designer Jason Cottam says the glass structure on the cliff face is a way of capturing the essence of what it’s like to live in New Zealand.
He says the plan has received a mixed response.
“People are saying, ‘This is just a weird glass structure’,” he said.
“There’s also some people who think this is cool and it’s a good thing.”
“It’s kind of like being in a glass house.”
The structure consists of a glass box, which is surrounded by a large number of curved edges.
The glass box contains the building elements such as a roof, windows, a roof deck and the main entrance.
Cottams design uses a glass roof to hold the house together.
It is not a traditional wooden structure.
“Glass is pretty strong,” he said, and the structure is strong enough to withstand earthquakes.
“We have an earthquake and a tsunami and it will all be gone.”
In this case, the house was designed using a number of different materials.
It was built from materials such as reclaimed concrete, recycled timber and glass.
“It has the appearance of a house, but the structure doesn’t look like one,” Cottama said.
Cottage design is a term that describes how a house can be built to reflect its interior.
The concept is not unique to New Zealand, but Cottamas design is an example of how a cottage design can be used in different parts of the world.
In Canada, for example, Cottomas glass house is one of many such structures that use a combination of recycled materials and recycled timber.
In Europe, the structure has been used for a number, including a cottage on a cliff in Belgium.
Cotta says he has never experienced a backlash from the glass house community when he’s been featured in media.
“The community really seems to like what I’m doing,” he explained.
“When I go to Australia and people say, ‘It’s a beautiful house, don’t change it’ and stuff, they’re wrong.”
The Glass House project has been featured on the Discovery Channel.