Architecture covered in glass: like a chameleon it is ever-changing.
Buildings that fade into the sky, façades that reflect the surroundings, glass that lights up in the dark: only great architects can paint a canvas using materials.
It’s thanks to visionary architects who believe they can alter perception and create new experiences that technological innovation happens.
Wheather it’s to improve a building’s performance and sustainability, to have it glow at night or make it disappear, the advancement in glass production is – and has been – one major reason for the success of contemporary architecture.
Elbphilarmonie, Hamburg – Herzog & De Meuron
Fortaleza Hall, Wisconsin – Foster & Partners
Louvre, Lens – Sanaa
New trade fair, Milan – Fuksas
Jerome L. Greene science center, NY – Renzo Piano
One World Trade Center, NYC – SOM
Nanjing Sifang Art Museum, China – Steven Holl
Corning museum of glass, NY – Thomas Phifer
Admirant entrance building, Eindhoven – Fuksas
Glass pavilion, Toledo – Sanaa
Gymnasium and Esplanade, France – LAN Architecture
UniCredit tower, Milano – Pelli Clarke Pelli
© Photo Credits: Iwan Baan ; SC Johnson ; Thies Raetzke ; Herzog & de Meuron ; Enclos ; Studio Fuksas; SOM