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Old February 7th, 2011, 11:44 AM   #101
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How's this for glazing? I think it looks great!

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Old February 7th, 2011, 06:14 PM   #102
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Can i say this is also glazing? or no?
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Old February 8th, 2011, 01:22 PM   #103
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Are you refering to the Gherkin??
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Old February 11th, 2011, 07:35 AM   #104
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What do you guys think of these buildings? Incheon, Korea Songdo Posco Central Park 1 and the second image is central park 2 (if I quoted skyscrapercity right)....
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Old February 11th, 2011, 05:42 PM   #105
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That top one is absolutely gorgeous! Not so crazy about the second, and very fussy looking one.
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Old February 12th, 2011, 03:23 AM   #106
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Those two identical buildings in Dubai have some nice glass. It almost looks like a render
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Old February 12th, 2011, 03:49 AM   #107
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Maybe one of my own towers
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Old February 12th, 2011, 06:29 PM   #108
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That top one is absolutely gorgeous! Not so crazy about the second, and very fussy looking one.
I agree, but the second gets a tad bit better every time I look at it. First still blows it out of the water. Unique building.
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Old February 12th, 2011, 06:58 PM   #109
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I love the first for its beguiling simplicity. It hasn't brought in the three ring circus and marching band like Aqua did, thus avoids the trap of going over the top.
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Old February 13th, 2011, 02:54 AM   #110
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Granted, the glass is amazing on that first building (and looking at the parking podium, clearly they didn't put the money anywhere else). But I wouldn't criticize Aqua for not looking as simple. It's apples and oranges. In terms of achieving the intent of the design, both are successful.
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Old February 13th, 2011, 03:36 AM   #111
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Sorry I can't post pictures but I think the Eureka tower in Melbourne deserves a mention most of the building is a good quality dark blue glazing except the top 10 floors which are gold, actually 24 carat gold plated glass.
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Old March 26th, 2011, 04:43 AM   #112
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Here are all of the buildings together that I recently posted...:
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Old March 26th, 2011, 04:48 AM   #113
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You know when they were u/c I preferred songdo posco central park 1 buildings, but now I prefer central park 2 (the wavy buildings)..Well at least from a distance when they look really good.
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Old March 26th, 2011, 07:20 PM   #114
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No one is giving a criterion for what makes a glazing good or bad.

For what it's worth (very little), here's the best glazing in my hometown. Torre Nrdlink, Rosario, Argentina:





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Old April 1st, 2011, 01:05 PM   #115
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I want to add Oslo Opera house. I've seldom see such clear glass in a building. And added with wooden interior that shines trough, then I think the building looks absolute fantastic. I've read that the glass was done to special order to let as much as possibly of the light shines through, although i don't known how much of that is truth.

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Old April 1st, 2011, 08:15 PM   #116
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One of the finest glazing was made in the Sendai Mediatheque designed by Toyo Ito. It's not only due to the quality of glass planels. The construction details are
immensely important. In this building all four sides are quite different. The front curtain wall is almost invisible. It floats and becomes an amazing spectacle at night.






An other good example of using glass in an imaginative way is Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art in Paris by Jean Nouvel.






As I said before, the quality of material is vital, but there must be a clear imagination how to use it to construct the real building. If you want to see glass in its full
magnificence there must be a purpose special for this material. This is where the craft and architecture come together.

One more example: Langen Foundation by Tadao Ando. The concrete volume packed into the glass box. Here the glass not only covers the exsited body, you can
enter the space and be there with the concrete together

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Old April 1st, 2011, 08:35 PM   #117
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Old April 1st, 2011, 09:12 PM   #118
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Looks like a Philishaver...
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