Doric is an extremely original glass block. For the first time, in fact, glass design has become three-dimensional showing in relief the motif of the famous columns of the Greek temples.
Rafael Moneo, a leading figure of contemporary architecture, felt compelled to combine the modern and innovative nature of glass blocks with such an influential historical icon and used it for the Library of the University of Deusto, a university founded by the Jesuits and based in Bilbao. Doric is a large glass block (30x30cm) originating from Pegasus as shown by the 10mm wings along the entire block. Thanks to the wings, all the supporting elements inside the joints cannot be seen.
For the first time a three-dimensional motif is applied to the external surface of a glass block that is not longer smooth but sinuous and in relief. This has been achieved with parallel grooves that protrude externally by 20mm on one side and internally on the other side of the block.
This is another step that Seves Glassblock has taken to explore some of the incredible potential of glass blocks, in keeping with the choices and requirements of modern architecture, where a product, commonly thought of as "poor", becomes sculpting material. The glass block takes on unique features thanks to the motif and, together with the typical and essential features of the glass, creates spectacular effects for artistic, architectural and design purposes.