Shaping Ultra-Thin Glass

Ultra-thin glass is neither a new product nor new to the building environment. It is yet very little utilized in translucent facades for stiffness, detailing and cost reasons. This paper describes the elaboration of an ultra-thin glass sculpture, from concept to detail, with explorations worth the eye of the façade designers. The design tools, testing procedure and installation are documented. This work is supported by the 2016 Fellowship from the Metropolitan Contemporary Glass Group.