Most passerby's would stop to take notice of this tiny hilltop house in Mountainville, New York—even before knowing about its unique building materials. Designed by performance artist to be a greenhouse, the structure, named Solarium, is made predominantly of sugar. Lamson cooked the sugar to different temperatures to create the varying shades of yellow, orange and amber. Each panel is sandwiched between glass for weatherproofing.
The open air greenhouse serves as a place for meditation in the Hudson Valley. It houses three miniature citrus trees that collect sugar-filtered sunlight—how sweet!Learn more about the project . Would you ever visit?