This research stream investigates the customization of industry-ready float glass and its potential for architecture. Properties of color, form, and opacity in glass could enable new functions and aesthetic effects in glass. However, contemporary construction primarily implements glass as a fully transparent, standardized construction material due to the high cost related to its customization.
This research employs 3D printing, robotic fabrication, and computational design for the digital design and fabrication of novel material and three-dimensional properties in the glass. Digital or Informed Glass with customized properties could perform as a visually differentiated filter for light and view in buildings.
Rena Giesecke | dbt