Strategic illumination makes these recycled-glass-block walls sparkle. They also help to preserve privacy without sacrificing sunlight.
Staggered glass-block windows, which play off the checkerboard wall pattern, underscore the airy, peaceful feel of this space.
It would have been easy to install a square grid of glass blocks (also known as glass bricks) in this bathroom and call it a day. Instead, a more inspired pattern becomes a pretty focal point.
A grid of offset blocks picks up the horizontal pattern of the stone tile in this space.
Glass blocks in different shapes and textures create a window that shines like a diamond.
The block grid in this streamlined kitchen calls to mind a Japanese shoji screen. Light filters in, yet the opaque glass keeps the exterior view from breaking the serene lines of the space.
This was a "wow" moment for me. Glass-block pavers in the ground form a skylight during the day and a glowing focal point at night. What an inspired idea!
At first glance, these ribbed blocks look like minimalist wall art. This is glass block at its best: It pulls light into the space and helps to drive the décor in an absolutely fresh way.
I love this clever take on front-door sidelights. The peekaboo inserts give the entry a little tongue-in-cheek flourish.
A grid of glass blocks, embedded deeply in the wall, lends geometric appeal.
A glass-block skylight provides more visual interest than a plain sheet of glass would.
Seen from the exterior, the glass-block wall of this modern structure reinforces the strong horizontal and vertical planes.