Glass floors are a great way to diffuse light in a home. Just remember to avoid wearing skirts when you walk across them.
Photo: Hernandez Silva Arquitectos
Part of a penthouse in Guadalajara, Mexico, this glass floor bathroom sits above a 15-story elevator shaft — a view that will literally scare the you-know-what out of you. Previously featured in our roundup of the top 7 converted room projects.
Photo: Metaform Architects
Sunlight enters this Luxembourg home through a series of skylights and penetrates the ground floor through the glass hallway on the second floor.
Photos: Ion Popusoi
Same concept as above: Cetatuia Loft in Brasov, Romania is a three-story dwelling made up of roof windows and glass floors designed to diffuse natural light.
Recently showcased in our roundup of 17 amazing attics, this clinical-looking loft space was designed by Scandinavian design firm Tradition.
Photos: Atelier FCJZ
Every floor and ceiling in this house is made of glass. In fact, the only surfaces that aren’t are the windowless walls. The home was designed by Chinese architecture firm Atelier FCJZ as a guesthouse for visiting artists of the West Bund Biennale of Architecture and Contemporary Art. Lots more info and images here.
Chicago’s Willis Tower has four glass box viewing platforms that protrude precariously from the building’s 103rd floor. Want more impressive balconies? Check out our seven favorite.
This overwater bungalow is part of Le Méridien Bora Bora, a luxury resort in French Polynesia that’s accessible only by boat.
Another hotel suite with floor views of the ocean, this one in Maldives.
Designed by renowned architect Richard Paxton, this North London home has glass stairs, catwalks and, most notably, a retractable glass roof.