The Aluminum rods of British Pavilion in Shanghai are void or soild?

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

100 Eleventh Avenue/Jean Nouvel

Things get a little tricky when trying to support the façade, as the fragmented pattern creates non-continuous load paths. Steel was selected for the exterior structure, as its strength allows it to remains a mere 3-inch-wide. The exterior layer is silver anodized aluminum, which is non structural, yet still holds the low-E glass panels. Different glass coatings add another layer of depth as the light plays across the façade.

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