Re3 Glass: A new generation of Recycable, Reducible and Reusable cast glass components for structural and architectural applications
Re3 Glass: A new generation of Recycable, Reducible and Reusable cast glass components for structural and architectural applications

Authors

  • Telesilla Bristogianni TU Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment
  • Faidra Oikonomopoulou TU Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment
  • Lida Barou TU Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment
  • Fred Veer TU Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment
  • Rob Nijsse TU Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment
  • Erwin Jacobs TU Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment
  • Giulia Frigo TU Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.7480/spool.2018.2.2089

Keywords:

restorative glass, glass, glass brick

Abstract

A spectacular glass brick system - developed to make the historic storefront of the Crystal Houses (Chanel store) in Amsterdam transparent - illustrates the great potential of cast glass blocks in structures. But it also reveals the need to make such constructions more sustainable. This project shows a novel, strong, circular and aesthetically pleasing building material from discarded glass, providing a solution for the problem of glass waste. Initially, different interlocking mechanisms and types of glass waste were explored. Then, physical prototypes were cast to experimentally evaluate their structural performance. The displayed glass bricks prove that glass is not only a 2D, transparent material. Instead, it can be a 3D component of unlimited shapes, colours, textures and opacity.

How to Cite

Bristogianni, T., Oikonomopoulou, F., Barou, L., Veer, F., Nijsse, R., Jacobs, E., & Frigo, G. (2018). Re3 Glass: A new generation of Recycable, Reducible and Reusable cast glass components for structural and architectural applications. SPOOL, 5(2-). https://doi.org/10.7480/spool.2018.2.2089

Published

2018-04-16

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References

Oikonomopoulou, F., Bristogianni, T., Barou, L., van Hees, R., Nijsse, R., Veer, F., Schellen, H., & van Schijndel, J. (2017). Restorative glass: reversible, discreet restoration using structural glass components. SPOOL, 4(2), 39-43. doi:10.7480/spool.2017.2.1925