Saturday, February 23, 2019

Barcelona glass manufacturer takes it technique to NYC

Rhino and a little Grasshopper were used to generate design intent files for glass manufacturing in a slumped glass facade project.

House of Innovation 000, Nike NYC is Nike's flagship store, completed in November 2018. Six stories cover more than 68,000 square feet of the undulating slumped and carved glass facade on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 52nd Street of New York City.

The building recladding is an old tradition applied to a new technique: The Spanish glass manufacturer Cricursa, based in Barcelona, has specialized in curved glass since the early 20th century.

Learn more about the process in The Architect's Newspaper, Nike’s New House of Innovation Brings an Undulating Glass Facade to Fifth Avenue.

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