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glass skins in architecture

neildesi

I am looking for some exmples of buildings where the glass skin is an important aspect of the building. Interests include colour in glass, translucency, frosting, reflections, or interesting effects created by different types of glass. As well, that change their appearence, and that of the building throughout the course of the day...

list any of your favorite projects if you can think of any.

Thanks,

 
Sep 28, 05 12:38 pm
ochona

there is a dutch project that was entirely constructed of laminated layers of structural glass -- a house -- the name and architect escape me, though, so sorry that i'm not much help...

Sep 28, 05 12:42 pm  · 
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a-f

It's "The Glass House" by Kruunenberg en Van der Erve Architecten:

dutch text with images of unfinished project

Sep 28, 05 12:49 pm  · 
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ochona

tack så mycket

Sep 28, 05 12:52 pm  · 
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neildesi

thats a good one....what else?

Sep 28, 05 12:56 pm  · 
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neildesi

thanks

Sep 28, 05 12:59 pm  · 
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a-f

Varsagod ochona. Hur visste du att jag ocksa pratar svenska?

Sep 28, 05 1:00 pm  · 
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a-f

Anyway, there are some classics:

H&deM art pavillion in Munich and the Eberswalde library
Norman Foster's Willis Faber & Dumas office
von Gerkan Marg and Partners Volkenroda pavillion
Wiel Aret's police station in Cuijk

Sep 28, 05 1:09 pm  · 
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a-f

and the glass in the new Porto Casa de Musica, OMA:
archined

or Dirk Jan Postel's pavillion:
archined, too

maybe some books by Andrea Compagno would help? (Although they are quite technical)

Sep 28, 05 1:16 pm  · 
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Medit

Moneo's Kursaal Auditorium in San Sebastian (Donosti), Euskadi, near Bilbao...:


check out also the site from where this pic comes from:
www.dupont.com/safetyglass/

Sep 28, 05 1:19 pm  · 
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neildesi

THat project from Moneo is spectacular, I especially like the light quality on the interior and the contrast between the glass sken and wood finishes of the interior

Sep 28, 05 1:25 pm  · 
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Barrett

Le Temple de l'amour" (Temple of Love) by Dirk Jan Postel

Arch Record

DuPont

Sep 28, 05 1:33 pm  · 
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Barrett

sorry, didnt see your post a-f

Sep 28, 05 1:34 pm  · 
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cynic

kunsthaus bregenz......zumthor

Sep 28, 05 1:40 pm  · 
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Sergio Lopez-Pineiro

you may want to check this issue from the spanish magazine tectonica.

Sep 28, 05 1:43 pm  · 
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BOTS




detail is nice, don't like the bigger picture

Sep 28, 05 2:10 pm  · 
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BOTS

Rafael Moneo - KURSAAL CULTURE CENTER

I think he loved those glass blocks...


Sep 28, 05 2:17 pm  · 
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ochona

my wife and i are learning swedish for fun and profit -- i was impressed with myself when i learned how to type in swedish

Sep 28, 05 2:25 pm  · 
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Medit

Webler & Geissler's Gotz HQ in Würzburg: Shades of Green.. pretty interesting:


Wiel Arets' University Library in Utrecht has an interesting design of screen printed glass with an organic pattern (branches or trees).. though I read somewhere that it seems the users are not quite happy with the results... (the light filtered through the patterns makes it difficult to concentrate or something like that)



http://www.ivarhagendoorn.com/photos/architecture/arets_ubu.html
http://www.archined.nl/oem/reportages/ubu/ubu.html

Herzog & De Meuron rehabilitation of the SUVA building (Basel) has a skin with three different kinds of glass:









Francis Soler' dwellings in Paris has some more screen printed glass:



www.architektur-online.com/archiv/Heft0202/thema6.html

Nalbach+Nalbach's Café Bravo in Berlin is an interesting exepriment with reflecting glass, displaying different levels of transparency depending on the angle of the viewer and the weather and daylight:



check out also projects with special double glass like Matthias Loebermann' experimental building in Nürnberg: http://www.byak.de/architektouren2004/81.html , or Fink & Jocher center in Ingolstadt (Germany): http://www.fink-jocher.de/frame%20Prj%20Ingolstadt.html .. also Design Antenna's Glass Museum in Kingswinford (UK): http://www.dupont.com/safetyglass/lgn/stories/0301.html

and last but not least, Pierre Chareau's La Maison de Verre.. a classick:







http://www.ugr.es/~jfg/casas/chareau/catalogo.htm

Sep 28, 05 4:50 pm  · 
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ochona

we're not doing somebody's homework, are we?

Sep 28, 05 4:57 pm  · 
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Medit

I don't know.. and I don't care... :) .. ¡t's always a pleasure to review some projects...

Sep 28, 05 4:59 pm  · 
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mdler

look at James Carpenter's work

Sep 28, 05 6:33 pm  · 
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neildesi

no homework, just interested in different precedents involving inovative uses for glass skins....besides thats what forums are for! :)

Sep 29, 05 3:30 pm  · 
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abracadabra

Bruno Taut, Glass Pavilion, Werkbund Exhibition, Cologne, Germany, 1914.

Sep 29, 05 3:45 pm  · 
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melivt

gigon_guyer's kunsthaus winterthur is subtly wicked.

Sep 30, 05 12:39 am  · 
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hckybg

jean nouvel's fondation cartier in paris or l'institut du monde arab

Sep 30, 05 3:43 pm  · 
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sameolddoctor

yes i was also thinking of the foundation cartier by nouvel..wonder why no one thought of it before

Sep 30, 05 4:24 pm  · 
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