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Old March 13th, 2017, 11:06 AM   #1
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Building in glass

Glass is a material that can be transparent, opaque, refractive, reflective. It can be flexible, it can be fragile.

This thread is for innovative uses of glass, glass-based, and glass-like materials like ceramics in construction, highlighting constructions made fully or substantially in glass. This also includes discussion on advantages and disadvantages of glass, costs, challenges, and sustainability. Here you can throw your comments at the world's glass houses.


PLANNED THREADS IN BUILDING IN… SERIES

Building in bricks
Building in concrete
Building in glass (this)
Building in grass
Building in metal
Building in mud
Building in plastic
Building in stone
Building in water
Building in wood

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To get started: Amazing Glass: 15 Creative Uses of Glass in Architecture

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One good case of a glass house would be the all windows Microsoft House in Milan.



And why keep the windows just on the outside?



Source: microsoft offices inside herzog & de meuron's feltrinelli building in milan
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"Microsoft House" is not the official name of this project. The right one is "Fondazione Feltrinelli".
However the buildings host Microsoft headquarters as well as Feltrinelli foundation:
archives (250,000 precious book, 17,000 periodical magazines from Italian Risorgimento to globalization, 1.5 million historical documents), bookstore and more.
Here the official thread with info and more pics taken during construction work (including the ones from the inside) > http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1691076












Fondazione Feltrinelli, Milano, Italia by B Plessi






Give a look to the reading room under the roof
(in this place you can study or simply read the historical books of Feltrinelli Foundation's archives)
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An argument against glass as a building material, and ultimately for glass as a building material.

Why glass towers are bad for city life — and what we need instead


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