Project

Maison de Verre

Year of Completion

1932

Client

Dr. Jean Dalsace

Material of interest

Glass

Material Used

Glass Blocks

Material Properties

The glass blocks for this house were custom made, with clear glass featuring an elegant circle

Application

Exterior

Climate

Marine West Coast Climate

Environmental Response

Glass blocks have a relatively low life cycle impact, being both recyclable and manufactured from unlimited natural resources. Moreover, being 100 percent glass, a glass block not emit any harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Glass blocks allow daylight which is a necessary element of interior spaces. They are fire resistant, resistant to surface condensation, they provide light, heat, thermal and shading performance (relative to other uses of glazing), and are hurricane and earthquake resistant. Translucent but sturdy material, unit size allows for a variety of uses and configurations in building design

Keywords

Glass, Paris, Residential

Location

Paris, France

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Date submitted

2013

Disciplines

Architecture

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