Moving glass. At this year’s Milan Design Week, there was an instillation put on by Ross Lovegrove for the Czech glass manufacturer Lasvit, titled Lasvit Liquidkristal- where glass seems to have never cooled.
A pavilion, it is composed of three forms, each measuring some 55 metres in diametre and 14 in length. The wall surfaces of these pavilions are composed of 24 freestanding crystal panels which are the latest development by Lasvit’s Glass Architecture Division. Showcased in Lasvit Liquidkristal is a unique new technique for thermal transfer- something Lovegrove describes as ‘high precision heat transfer’, as well a step further in bridging the divide between glass manufacturing and architecture. This step forward is the possibility of this new system being used as a dynamic crystal partition/ screen or as insulated glass units for interior facades.
© Ross Lovegrove