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In architects’ professional jargon the term ‘curtain wall’ is habitually used to denote a glass facade that has no load-bearing role in the building’s structure. In 1995, however, Japanese architect Shigeru Ban offered a clever literal reading of the phrase which not only yielded a stunning result in the case of the so called Curtain Wall House, but also set the pace for a line-up of wonderful buildings which own their privacy, and very often quite a few unique spaces, to ‘wearing’ a curtain.

Shigeru Ban: Curtain Wall House

Curtain Walls   Literallyimages: Hiroyuki Hirai/Shigeru Ban Architects

Moomoo Architects: Szymon Szczesniak House

Curtain Walls   Literallyimage: Moomoo

Moon Hoon: S_Mahal

Curtain Walls   Literallyimage: Yong Kwan Kim

Curtain Walls   Literallyimages: Yong Kwan Kim

Hertl Architects: Aichinger House

Curtain Walls   Literallyimage: Kurt Hoerbst


Kaestle Ocker Roeder Architects: House with a Studio

Curtain Walls   Literallyimage: Brigida Gonzalez

Hideyuki Nakayama Architecture: O House

Curtain Walls   Literallyimages: Takumi Ota

Frederico Zanelato Architects: SALC House

Curtain Walls   Literallyimage: Bebete Viégas

LDA.iMdA Architects: Artwood Showroom

Curtain Walls   Literallyimage: LDA.iMdA architects/Artwood

Caramel Architects: House in Rodaun

Curtain Walls   Literallyimages: Hertha Hurnaus

Atelier Kempe Thill: Urban Podium in Rotterdam

Curtain Walls   Literallyimage: Atelier Kempe Thill

Curtain Walls   Literallyimage: Architektur-Fotografie Ulrich Schwarz