Architect | MVRDV

Location | Amsterdam

The excellence of the artisans at NVR, which is part of WonderGlass’ group, manufactured the bespoke glass bricks behind the Crystal House project to the specifications of the architects MVRDV.

From a research by TU Delft, Crystal House is an example of entirely architectural use of glass. The bricks formed an integral part of the structure supporting the entire façade and were used for their strength, not only their beauty. The glass bricks were reticulated together using UV gluing which meant the surfaces needed to be perfectly balanced and highly polished. Although simple in design the skills needed to achieve a consistent quantity of nearly identical, handmade glass bricks was not a small challenge.