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Old December 27th, 2010, 07:28 PM   #41
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I think the Shard blows all other competition out of the water.
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Old December 27th, 2010, 10:43 PM   #42
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The shard the shard the shard ,, its not the only building in the world with glazing -__-"
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Old December 27th, 2010, 10:47 PM   #43
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Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower, Tokyo

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one of my favorite buildings in tokyo, and the world.
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Old December 27th, 2010, 11:41 PM   #44
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The shard the shard the shard ,, its not the only building in the world with glazing -__-"
No, but it is the best.
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Old December 28th, 2010, 12:01 AM   #45
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so why is it the best ? glass = glass
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Old December 28th, 2010, 12:23 AM   #46
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It is the best quality. It is strong, sturdy, big and it looks brilliant.
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Old December 28th, 2010, 12:31 AM   #47
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yea its really good quality

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Old December 28th, 2010, 02:23 AM   #48
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It is the best quality. It is strong, sturdy, big and it looks brilliant.
I take the cocooon tower instead.
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Old December 30th, 2010, 03:54 PM   #49
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Herzog & de Meuron's Prada Building in Tokyo definitely belongs here:

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Old December 30th, 2010, 03:56 PM   #50
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wow indeed
very cool building

herzog and de meuron.. reallyu have lots of great works!
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Old December 30th, 2010, 06:27 PM   #51
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how thick is that glass?
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tokyo has a lot of beautiful buildings, too bad they *seem* to be hidden sometimes in rows of commie blocks.
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Old December 30th, 2010, 09:38 PM   #53
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Herzog & de Meuron's Prada Building in Tokyo definitely belongs here:

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To my untrained eye, that is one of the few memorable examples of glass posted so far. Not sure if it falls under dleung's classification of "best" or not, but it appears quite beautiful to me.

By the way, any glazed building with strong sunlight shining on it at the right angle with the right lighting conditions will be highly reflective in a photo.
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Old December 30th, 2010, 10:41 PM   #54
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how thick is that glass?
I don't think it's extraordinarily thick. There are just some curved panels among the flat ones that might generate an effect of thickness.
Detail shot: http://www.flickr.com/photos/earthmagnified/3570299406/

In this book called Materials for architects and builders there's a passage about the glass facade of the Prada Store: http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=k...=Prada&f=false

In Hannover we have a building with a very similar facade that was just finished two years ago in one of our shopping streets. It was designed by the German architects Blocher Blocher Partners who stated that they oriented themselves by the building in Tokyo. Link to the project on their website: http://www.blocherblocher.com/index....=486&proid=406
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Loving Herzog & de Meuron's Prada building in Tokyo, the glass looks quality and seriously chunky
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I don't think it's extraordinarily thick. There are just some curved panels among the flat ones that might generate an effect of thickness.
Detail shot: http://www.flickr.com/photos/earthmagnified/3570299406/

In this book called Materials for architects and builders there's a passage about the glass facade of the Prada Store: http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=k...=Prada&f=false

In Hannover we have a building with a very similar facade that was just finished two years ago in one of our shopping streets. It was designed by the German architects Blocher Blocher Partners who stated that they oriented themselves by the building in Tokyo. Link to the project on their website: http://www.blocherblocher.com/index....=486&proid=406
Ah I see. Thanks.
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Old December 31st, 2010, 04:19 PM   #57
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Herzog & de Meuron's Prada Building in Tokyo definitely belongs here:

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Finally ,great building !!
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Old January 2nd, 2011, 02:48 AM   #58
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Old January 5th, 2011, 05:11 AM   #59
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definitely.
btw, i think the silicone structural sealant is the most important part for glazing system.
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cladding is all of what covers a building, which would include stone, metal, glass, etc.
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glazing is specifically the glass.

ETA: I think the Shanghai Tower could have the best glazing once it is done :-)
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Old January 5th, 2011, 05:33 AM   #60
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To my untrained eye, that is one of the few memorable examples of glass posted so far. Not sure if it falls under dleung's classification of "best" or not, but it appears quite beautiful to me.
Aww, why'd ya hv to be like that?
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