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The pavilion features six metre high frame-less glass panels, which are fitted with disc springs to reduce stress from wind pressure.
Perhaps the best feature of the structure is that the basement level rests beneath the surface of the water. This submarine level holds the bathrooms and bedrooms. After all, in a house made of glass, hiding the bedrooms underwater is the only sure way to get any privacy. The submarine rooms have glass panels on the floors to offer more up-close-and-personal view of the water.
Living Architecture invited one of Norway's most renowned practitioners, Jarmund/Vigsnæs Architects, to create a house on this archetypal English seaside site. JVA, as they are known, made their name building a series of accomplished houses in Oslo and its outskirts and intimately understood the need to balance the advantages of modernity with the traditional virtues of warmth and comfort.
The glasshouse was a symbol of the Victorian Age, the Industrial Revolution and the technological, economic and cultural might of the British Empire. The father of the glasshouse was Joseph Paxton, the 19th century gardener and architect whose masterpiece was the Crystal Palace of the Great Exhibition of 1851.
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