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Glass bricks “stronger than concrete” clad Amsterdam’s Crystal Houses

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Apr 22, 2016 01:05 AM
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by Lucy Wang last modified Apr 21, 2016

Creating the Crystal Houses’ impressive glass facade was no easy task. MVRDV collaborated closely with six to ten experts—including those from Gietermans & Van Dijk Architects, Delft University of Technology, Brouwer & Kok engineers, ABT consulting engineers, and Wessels Zeist—who worked everyday for a whole year to research and develop the first-of-its-kind glass construction. The team explored a variety of methods and tools such as high-tech lasers, laboratory grade UV-lamps, and even Dutch...






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