Viewing articles by

Thursday October 3, 2013 | by laguiri

Dramatically curved glass building generates hazardous light reflection

FILED UNDER: Architecture, News
A pioneering use of curved glass in the building at 20 Fenchurch Street in London has broken new ground in engineering. The strikingly bold design, which the popular press has dubbed "the Walkie-Talkie" building, has also raised unanticipated problems for Rafael Viñoly Architects. The voluptuous curve of the building facade focuses the lights rays at certain times of the day, creating a high-temperature beam of light that has damaged a parked car. The London Evening Standard recently reported on the hotspot created on Eastcheap Street by the building, which has already been blamed for melting parts of a parked Jaguar, including the wing mirror and Jaguar emblem. Reuters reported that some business owners near the building have experienced sun damage and carpet burns in front of their stores, and a TV crew even fried an egg in the hot spot, which has registered 161 degrees Farenheit.

Continue Reading

Wednesday July 18, 2012 | by laguiri

Special Offer: Complimentary issue of Sculpture for GLASS Quarterly subscribers

New and current GLASS Quarterly subscribers can receive a free issue of Sculpture magazine, for a limited time only. Don’t miss out! Call 718.625.3685, ext. 222, or email with the subject line “Sculpture.” Want to subscribe to GLASS? Click here or call the number above and get your complimentary copy of Sculpture as a special bonus.

Continue Reading

Glass: The UrbanGlass Quarterly, a glossy art magazine published four times a year by UrbanGlass has provided a critical context to the most important artwork being done in the medium of glass for more than 40 years.