16
Sep
09

structural glass dome

GlassDome2

Found this interesting project by a PhD student from the University of Stuttgart in collaboration with Werner Sobek (designer of R128 and some other glass structures Kai showed). It’s a glass dome 8.5 m across made up of nothing other than custom glass panels adhered together along the edges. No structural system (besides the glass and the ring that lifts it off the ground) holds this thing up! The glass is 10-mm thick, an 8-mm layer of float glass and a 2-mm layer of chemically strengthened glass.

GlassDome1

For more info go here.

Enjoy!

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