Try it yourself. Type Transparent Buildings into Google and see what comes up. I just did and this is what the top of the page looked like.
An Apple Cube, one of the buildings that made Friday’s page, is there. You wonder how Glass House could not be.
Then there is Renzo Piano’s Reichstag; that’s on the left second from the top. The image on the lower left looks vaguely like a Piano building.
But that is all that I can place. All of the buildings are made of glass. So Google seems to relate transparency with glass.
Most of these images really do not look all that transparent from the exterior. But we sort of knew that with what we learned on Friday.
The middle photo of the interior of a building looking out is interesting. Looking out of glass curtain walls is a more transparent experience than looking in. So possibly transparent buildings are more successful looking out.
Or maybe a transparent architecture does not exist. Or at least we don’t have the words to define it.