Building Facade Made With Glass Bricks

First of its kind structure is stronger than concrete. The pioneering technology was developed by Dutch firm MVRDV. This video shows the method behind MVRDV’s pioneering glass technology that replaces the brick facade of a former townhouse in Amsterdam with a transparent replica, more suited to the building’s new use as a Chanel boutique. The glass bricks are held in place with a transparent high-strength glue. According to MVRDV, the construction is in many ways, stronger than concrete?, as was proven during the testing process. Towards the upper storeys, the glass elements merge with the original terracotta brickwork to create the illusion of a dissolving wall.

Video by dezeenmagazine