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Living in Glass Houses

A London-based company wants to build transparent homes that can be built in the country or on buildings. Yes you heard it right, on top of buildings! This project, named the Photon Space Project will custom built all-glass houses, each of which consisting of a bedroom, kitchen, toilet and lounge, while the glass walls can be tinted for privacy

Living in Glass Houses


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But how can living in glass houses improve your health? It is well known that light contributes to our overall wellbeing. The advantages of living in a glass house are threefold. First of all, our physical wellbeing would improve by the daylight exposure. While light in the morning helps us wake up and feel alert, dimmer light at night cues us to fall asleep. Secondly, our mental  health could benefit from the natural light. Living with nature’s rhythm provides a certain ‘calmness’ and ‘serenity’ . It can release stress and help us ease our mind. Thirdly, social wellbeing plays an important role in our overall happiness. Living in harmony with nature could actively engage you with life, and improve your social connectedness as well.

As said by the World Health Organisation “Health is a state of complete mental, physical, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” Natural daylight can contribute to your health in a great way, and glass plays a key role in making that happen. If you want to see more about the Photon Space, click here ( ).