GLASS APPEARANCES – EXPECTATIONS REGARDING A MATERIAL, DRIVING PROJECTS AND UPCOMING SOLUTIONS
Glass is one of the oldest artificial building materials. Recent developments and research works in the last twenty years made glass to one of the most advanced building materials. Current projects are showing glass in different applications. Flat and curved, with solar control coatings, with enamels to address different idea of design and so on. But working with a material like glass needs detailed knowledge about its aesthetical and technical parameters. This paper should show theses expectations about a material at different projects in terms of material bases, development, production and the criteria regarding the acceptance of any deviations.
- Company:Herzog & de Meuron
- Short Bio:Stefan Goeddertz began his collaboration with Herzog & de Meuron in 2006. In 2008 he became an Associate of the firm. His focus is the envelope. Among other projects, Stefan is currently in charge of the building envelopes for Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Germany; Triangle, Paris, France; and M+, Hong Kong. Stefan studied at the Academy of Beaux arts, Nuernberg, Germany from 1991 to 1995, graduating with a Diplom Ingenieur. Between 1996 - 2006 he collaborated with Schneider + Schumacher, Frankfurt; Erik van Egeraat Architects, Rotterdam; Dominique Perrault Architecte, Paris; and Burckhardt & Partner, Zurich. He has developed and built various projects in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, France, Spain, Netherlands, Russia, and South Korea.