Privacy Glass Changes From Translucent to Opaque Electronically

Change in Glass Opacity with Electronic Privacy Glass

Electronic Privacy Glass

We first learned about privacy glass in 2000 from a write-up about a project Rem Koolhaas’s practice OMA completed for the clothing store Prada in New York City. He used it wittily in the dressing rooms. The technology is just now becoming more widely available and a little more affordable. We’ve had fun using it twice in areas the homeowners did not want to use curtains. For the project pictured here, the homeowners wanted to open the bathroom up to the views, but needed to be able to make the space private when using the tub or corner shower.

This video displays the real time change from opaque to transparent glass.