In the Czech Republic, OV-A Crafts a Glass Palace for Lasvit
March 29, 2021 - Czech Republic
Ov-a Architekti has built a translucent house and restored a group of timber buildings for the office of glass company Lasvit in Nový Bor, Czech Republic.
Prague studio Ov-a Architekti has built a translucent house and restored a group of 19th-century timber buildings for the office of glass company Lasvit in Nový Bor, Czech Republic.
The architecture studio renovated a pair of existing houses and added black and white house-shaped additions to form the glass brand's headquarters.
According to project architect Štěpán Valouch, the client's task was to create a company headquarters that continues a strong glassmaking tradition and combines glass and light in a contemporary language. The two traditional buildings from the early 19th-century were completed with another two similarly sized and shaped abstract black and white volumes to create a harmonic and functional compound. In total, the facades are made from 1,400 tiles, which are supported on a steel frame connected to the building's concrete structure.
Source via Dezeen.com