The Glass Room

The Glass Room Suite is located on top of a portico that separates the entrance court from the Eastern Terrace. Built in the late 1970s, the suite is walled entirely with glass and is capped with a vaulted timber ceiling. Bawa’s vernacular sensibilities usually led him to use glass sparingly, so this room represents an unusual and experimental design within his oeuvre. The effect is romantic and ethereal: perched among the branches, the suite is suffused with light and birdsong.

The suite is elegantly furnished with a queen-size four-poster bed, planter’s chairs, and antiques from the Dutch period, and these distinctively colonial flourishes provide an astonishing contrast with the Modernism of the glazed walls.