P.C. Hooftstraat 138 in IGS magazine

On the famous and most exclusive shopping street in Amsterdam, the P.C. Hooftstraat, a new design jewel brightens the day. The façade of number 138, features three curved glass boxes descending from the upper floors, resembling the flow of billowing/frisky fabrics. The glass boxes start flush with the adjacent buildings and cantilever outward while moving upward. This gradual movement emanates a fluidity you wouldn’t associate with glass.

For this façade, developer Warenar Real Estate brought together a team of specialists of UNStudio, Arup and Octatube. Octatube was invited as a Design & Build partner to do the pre-engineering, technical design, production and assembly. 

Iris Rombouts (Octatbue) and Chris Noteboom (Arup) reveal the fascinating engineering behind the curved glass façade ‘boxes’ of P.C. Hooftstraat in Amsterdam.

Read the full article here.

Photo by Eva Bloem


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