05 Nov Seminar #24 Beyond The Glass
Glass is one of the most important elements of architecture yet its aesthetic and structural credentials are often underestimated.
Rather than being a key piece of the design puzzle from the early conceptual stages, its contribution to the success of a project is considered later in the process, leaving it to perform only its basic functions in the form of windows, rooflights or cladding.
But the tide of a technological revolution is rising and many clients, from private owners renovating their house to companies building their new flagship stores, are re-discovering the qualities of this material and ask to interior designers and architects to use it in innovative ways.
What is the role of glass in the architecture and structural engineering of 21st Century buildings? What can it offer to the delivery of complex projects beyond function and beauty? Where has it been stretched to its physical and mechanical limits to improve efficiency?
Tiziano Massarutto is an architect and structural glazing specialist with significant expertise in highly complex glass engineering systems with a long-term experience and track record in providing significant executive support to top architectural firms. He is the co-founder of JT Glass – trading name of JT Lab Limited. In this talk, he will show us what is glass beyond glass.