Posts tagged as 'glazing'

Thu 23.6.

‘Faceted House 1′ by Paul McAneary Architects (UK)

Posted by Simon Keane-Cowell on 23.06.2011 - Tagged as: , , ,

© Paul McAneary Architects Ltd

It’s all about the angle at one particular residence in Hammersmith, London. In response to a brief to remodel and extend a three-bedroom two-storey Edwardian house that was in need of considerable refurbishment and modernisation, Paul McAneary Architects have created a strongly geometric design that plays with 30° twisting to achieve intriguing physical and perspectival overlapping. One of the desired results of this is that the garden now functions as a continuation of the interior space. (more…)

Catherdral in Brasilia, new glass facade, photo by Luidi Nunes /Glashütte Lamberts Waldsassen

On the occasion of the 50th annivarsary of Brasilia the famous cathedral by Oscar Niemeyer, the leading architect of this urban experiment, was restored extensively. Its sophisticated glazing which was strongly affected by pollution and the tropical climate even needed to be completely reconstructed. Especially Marianne Peretti (82) who designed together with Oscar Niemeyer this colourful facade was pleased about this intervention. Under the strict supervision of Instituto de Patrimônio Histórico e Artístico Nacional, the Institute for National Historical and Artistic Heritage and the consultancy of Luidi Nunes, a famous Brazilian glass artist, the glassblowers of the German company LambertsGlas produced all glass pieces for the 16 huge glazed roof sections. The further processing, traditional lead glazing, was carried out at Luidi Nunes’ studio in Brazil.

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'House M' by Titus Bernhard Architekten, photo by Jens Weber & Orla Conolly

This luxurious villa in the exclusive neighbourhood of Grünwald near Munich was realised by the German practice Titus Bernhard Architekten. The strict geometry of the complex building is based on additive modules of 7,80 m x 7,80 m. The ultra-thin window profiles create huge, uninterrupted areas of glazing to which the solid broken stone facade forms a distinct dialectic “heavy-light”.

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