In this day and age where science and technology knows no bounds would it be possible to build a house entirely out of glass? Simply 100% glass . The foundations, support beams, roof tiles – everything, and would it be strong enough to support its own weight.
I wouldn’t want one myself but the idea intrigues me! Obviously the glass in certain areas could be opaque and different textures where common sense dictated!
Walls are no problem, glass bricks have been about for years and would be OK. Holes for the windows and door could be a problem but using arched construction could overcome this, the roof is the big problem. If you don't mind a dome on your glass house then I think it could be done. Think Eskimo's igloo in glass blocks.
I would actually live in a 100& glass house. It would be cool - you could see all the wiring in the walls and stuff. However the bathroom would have to be made of non glass bricks - I wouldn't want anyone being able to see me in there.
They need to have steel reinforcing rods inserted, even in a moderately high wall, to provide any kind of structural stability, and they cannot be cut or drilled as easily as conventional materials. The cost would be astronomical. Insulation to comply with modern building regulations would be extremely difficult.
There are too many other technical and aesthetic roblems to list here - suffice it to say that it would be practical impossibility as far as domestic dwellings are concerned.