Entirely Recyclable, Zero-Emissions, Zero-Carbon, Sustainable Glass House in Stuttgart, Germany — Heat Mirror Technology

Who would have guessed that an entirely recyclable, zero-emissions, zero-carbon, sustainable house could be such a style icon? House R 128 by the architects at Werner Sobek brings the best of both worlds to the table.

Rising four stories in Stuttgart, Germany, this modern glass edifice has nothing to hide.

  • The see-through house features a facade of triple-glazed windows that allow natural light to filter through and flood every room inside.
  • The home’s front facade features photovoltaic panels that power the house and light it up when the sun goes down.
  • Adding to its amazing sustainable features, the house also boasts geothermal energy and cooling.
  • The modern modular design – including its wooden floor and facade – is designed for easy assembly and dismantling, so not only is this innovative house off-the-grid, it’s also reusable, and completely recyclable!

Accessible by a bridge above the kitchen and dining room, the 2,706-sq.-ft. home offers a warm welcome with a contemporary edge. Minimal style is king at House R 128, which has no interior walls, and a few modern pieces that characterize the home’s open-concept living areas. 

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Heat Mirror® advanced insulating glass systems are found in the most energy efficient windows on the market today. They may be the smartest, too.

What Kind of Windows Are Advanced & Specialized Enough for This Glass House?

Specially manufactured using a state-of-the-art glazing system that secures a unique kind of film between sheets of glass, Heat Mirror offers unprecedented thermal insulation and comfort in a window, while helping to protect you, your loved ones, and your cherished belongings from harmful UV rays.

Insulating glass made with Heat Mirror technology can have an R-values from 7 to 10, which can insulate as well as typical walls. With such performance, windows made with Heat Mirror technology can substantially lower your energy bills.

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Recognized by Popular Science magazine as one of the “Top 100 Inventions of the Millennium,” Heat Mirror insulating glass has been used around the world in state-of-the-art buildings—from single-family homes to high-profile projects like the Empire State Building.

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