The Shavano Park House, one-story glass house building located in Shavano Park Texas, just outside San Antonio. This house was designed by Texas-based architect Heather McKinney of McKinney York Architects, spread out on its lot in a series of rectangular pavilions connected by glass linkages and wrapped around a pool, with a transparent center section that allows views through to other parts of the house and beyond. Connections to the outside were achieved with strategic glazing, the pool, a screened porch, and patios on either side of the house.
The house is mostly low-maintenance, but because the program called for space to display the vast collection of blown glass, there has to be a few bottles of glass cleaner around. The client’s love of glass was paramount to the house’s design, so the house was created to achieve a connection between her collection, lighting, and the changing patterns of incoming sunlight. Display cases with reconstituted wenge wood cabinets beneath add to the geometry rather than detract or clutter it and bring warmth and contrast to the polished, concrete floors. – McKinney York Architects