In his new book Mick Eekhout – founder and former director of Octatube – illustrates product development in glass facades, glass roofs and applications of cold bent and cold turned double laminated glass. Get inspired by our case studies.
It took years to design, months to assemble in factory, but only 2 days to construct on-site. Iris Rombouts (Octatbue) and Chris Noteboom (Arup) reveal the fascinating engineering behind the curved glass façade ‘boxes’ of P.C. Hooftstraat in Amsterdam.
Find out the conclusions of a series of inhouse redundancy test on glass fins we did full scale for several projects as described in our Challenging Glass Paper 'Redundancy tests on glass fins'.
Building with Steel (a Dutch platform) stimulates the use of steel in construction and is the independent knowledge organisation that supports all parties in the construction industry in applying steel.
KOers is the study association for Structural Designers at the Technical University in Eindhoven (TU/e) and KOersief is their magazine. This time the theme was sustainability and the use of design tools. Octatube contributed by explaning more about how we use parametric design to save time and costs.
The bicycle parking garage Strawinsky is striking because of its glass entrance with Y-shaped columns in the middle and a light roof construction made of strip steel in hexagonal shapes.