Stainless steel Continuous Facade System
Lightness in suspended facades. I wanted to model the stainless steel like a wave in the air. A frame of nature in action.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
CRUISE Air System, designed by Roberto Volpe for Faraone, want be a new tendence for Transparent Architectures. This spider-glass is used without ball-joint and with laminated glass not tempered (or even tempered according the necessity): the glass is installed leaned on the four corners. In stainless steel AISI316, it is available in a polish or satin finishing.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
Cruise it's a fitting to fix the glass panel to the main structure.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project started in January 2013 and finished in April 2013 in Corropoli (TE), Italy, and was exhibited in Made Expo in October 2013.
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Architecture, Building and Structure Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Stainless-steel AISI 316 coming from lost-wax casting brushed-polished to obtain a polish or satin finish.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Max dim 260 x 260 x 59 (measure in mm).
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Step for this project:
- give a new design for architectural glass fitting
- inspiration in natural edge, move
- research of material
- thrust resistance verified
The challenge: To find a functional sinuous design. The turn of the section is not casual: there is material only where is request. This product is the result of the structural calculations,
TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
Photo: Roberto Volpe
Photorealistic Image: Stefano Spinosi