Mecanoo builds glass house partly submerged in a lake in the English countryside

Window walls surround all sides of Glass Villa in the Lake, a three-storey house built by Dutch studio Mecanoo in the Cotswolds.

Mecanoo designed the house to be as transparent as possible to maximise views of its scenic setting, over a lake near the town of Lechlade. The idea was to create the feeling of “living outside on water”.

It even features a basement floor submerged beneath the water’s surface.

Videography by Tim Middleton.

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