Glass Architecture in 2050

JA+U : Central Glass Competition 2011
“Glass Fibre Optics Architecture 2050” by Shuai Feng

Mr. Feng designed a concourse of Waterloo Station in London which tackled the problems of lighting and ventilation using glass as a more organic material, much like human skin. The design was grounded with technical rigor, lending feasibility to the proposal.

JA+U : Central Glass Competition 2011
“Lightcore” by Leena Cho and Matthew Jull

 

JA+U : Central Glass Competition 2011
“In praise of do-it-yourself” by Yuka Suda and Eri Iwata

Second place was jointly awarded to “Lightcore” by Leena Cho and Matthew Jull (the Netherlands) and “In Praise of Do-it-Yourself” by Yuka Suda and Eri Iwata (Japan). Ms. Suda and Ms. Iwata proposed a recyclable, self-built glass dome which was deemed to stand on the opposite side of Mr. Feng’s proposal on a technological spectrum.

Honorable mentions were awarded to four groups: 

JA+U : Central Glass Competition 2011
“Stopping time, playing time” by Mamiya Tanaka, Takashi Nakamura, Ryo Kamatani, and Natuki Misumi (Japan)

JA+U : Central Glass Competition 2011
“Billions Glass — Disaster Recovery Housing from Multilayered Glass ” by Takuya Sone and Hitomi Enoki (Japan)

JA+U : Central Glass Competition 2011
“Memory of glass” by Kazuhiro Mori (Japan)

JA+U : Central Glass Competition 2011
“Spots and Reversal” by Kentaro Yamada (Japan).

Central Glass is currently calling for entries to the 2012 competition. The theme is “Town Hall in a Regional Environment”. The deadline is on August 6th, 2012.

JA+U : Central Glass Competition