12 Modern Pools: Arquitectura built this slick and boxy wooden residence in Brazil, called Haack House. The varying green shades of the mosaic tile that lines the pool’s interior is incredibly inviting.
The Turner House shown above shares design similarities in the way that the living/dining/kitchen spaces freely flow into the outdoor space. There is no threshold distinguishing internal and external living space, it is one large zone.
An inset glass box is used here to capture the reflected light of an outdoor Zen garden and to bring it indoors along the floor. The wall becomes a glowing prism of light during the day, and a glowing alcove as seen from the outside at night.