A mature fir tree would be enclosed at the centre of this conceptual tubular glass house by Kazakh architect Aibek Almassov, which may finally become a reality now that potential investors have been found (+ slideshow). More »
Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka has just unveiled a glass kitchen and created a glass wardrobe earlier this year, but he's not the only one who has been pushing the boundaries of the transparent material.
In August, a team from MIT's MediaLab unveiled a technique for 3D-printing molten glass (pictured), and a team of students used smartphone glass to build a lightweight pavilion, while Patricia Urquiola and Nendo were among the designers who revealed glass furniture during this year's Milan design week. See all our stories about glass design »
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