Tuesday, November 21, 2006

bloch building blog

despite the obvious flaws of kansas city's nelson atkins website-bloch building blog -one being the backwards chronology of the posts-it is a priveliged glimpse into the final stages of construction and curation of the new building[s] by steven holl.

other photos of the nelson atkins at flickr

1 comment:

Marc Fink said...

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LINIT channel glass, manufactured in Germany by Lamberts and distributed in North America by Bendheim Wall Systems, is the channel glass featured in two other Steven Holl projects: the Swiss Embassy residence, designed with Justin Rüssli, and the central section of Higgins Hall at Pratt Institute, in collaboration with Rogers Marvel Architects.

The channel glass texture installed on both the Bloch Building and the Swiss Embassy residence is Solar, a proprietary fine-mesh texture from Lamberts. The glass appears white because it is sandblasted and the low iron content removes the greenish cast typical to thick glass. Also, the planks have a custom width and are broader than a standard channel glass profile.

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Thank you,

Marc Fink