Tag - Architects

NorthGlass gives expression to the memory of an ancient city

Recently, Nanjing City Wall Museum, designed by Academician He Jingtang and the team of Architectural Design & Research Institute of SCUT, was opened for trial operation. Nanjing City Wall Museum is located on the east side of Wengcheng of Zhonghua Gate, with a total construction area of about 13,000 square meters...

Glass in Modern Architecture

Global population is growing alongside increasing urbanisation and construction activities. Even today, modern architecture could not do without the material that is glass and its many innovative properties. Glass in Modern Architecture Cities are growing worldwide. Even today, the earth is populated by just under 8...

Glass Fins in Architecture

This paper was first presented at GPD 2015 by Prof.dr. Mick Eekhout (General director Octatube Delft and Professor of Product Development TU Delft). Abstract In the time of my professorship 1991-2015 I have initiated research & development of’ Zappi’ the unbreakable glass structural material. It lead to a number...

Redundancy Tests on Glass Fins

Source: Challenging Glass 7 Conference on Architectural and Structural Applications of GlassBelis, Bos & Louter (Eds.), Ghent University, September 2020.Copyright © with the authors. All rights reserved.ISBN 978-94-6366-296-3, Authors: Peter van de Rotten (Octatube)Michele Arinze AkiloWouter van der Sluis Since...

The large glass that covers the €1 billion R&D Centre

Tvitec’s large-scale solutions light up AstraZeneca’s magnificent Discovery Centre designed by Herzog & de Meuron. They say little has been spared in the construction of AstraZeneca’s new Discovery Centre in Cambridge (UK). It will be one of the three largest research centres of the Anglo-Swedish pharmaceutical...

Development of a CCF Glass Tube Façade in Hong Kong

This paper was first presented at GPD 2019 by Martien Teich, Christian Rehner and Fabian Schmid from seele GmbH. The glass tube façade consists of 307 tubes made of laminated safety glass, 238 half- and 69 full-tubes with a height of 9m and a diameter of 900mm. Aluminium profiles connect adjacent tubes...

Guardian Glass Project: Evolution Tower

Guardian SunGuard HP Neutral solar control glass was chosen for Evolution Tower for its combination of aesthetic qualities and performance. Designed by RMJM in partnership with Scottish artist Karen Forbes, the Evolution Tower in Moscow is a stunning piece of modern architecture that represents the evolution of man...