Glass has an extra-human, super-human quality. Therefore, the
European is right when he fears that glass architecture might
become uncomfortable. Certainly, it will be so. And that is not its
least advantage. For ﬁrst of all the European must be wrenched out
of his coziness. Not without good reason the adjective “gemütlich”
intensified becomes “saugemütlich” (swinishly comfortable).