Over in Thuringia, Germany, Dutch firm Paul de Ruiter Architects has put a bold spin on the modern glass house with a pool that cuts through the house and seems to slightly cantilever off the hill on site, giving it a nearly floating look. The effect is a bit reminiscent of that incredible, terrifying glass-house-in-a-cliff concept, and though far less "badass," it's real and it's built, folks!
The 2,670-square-foot home was designed with sustainability in mind. The flat roof, topped with moss, sedum and solar panels, help cool down and power the house. And surrounding the wraparound terrace, part of which lifts up to open up the rest of the pool, is a vegetable garden.