THIS ENERGY-SAVING GLASS BLOCK FEATURES A PROMINENT THREE-DIMENSIONAL,
DIAMOND-SHAPED GLASS DESIGN ON ITS SURFACE.
Made by 5+1AA
In the project for the enlargement of the IULM, approx. 17,500 Q30 Diamante blocks have been used around all the university’s distribution routes and in the 11-storey tower that will house the digital library.
The decision to use glass blocks is associated with the need to work with both total transparency and the weight of the existing volumes and their capacity to create shadows and reverberations.
Result of a sensual dialogue between the designers and the material, Q30 Diamante has been sought out by 5+1AA as a new possibility to manage the interaction with natural light and night-time metamorphosis, the interior-exterior relationship and the search for Beauty as dialogue and astonishment.