The RE X project, 2050M street uses cylindrical glass as vertically spanning structural element allowing the system to be almost mullion less.
This paper describes the challenges developing the framing system, the analysis of the glass units and the procurement systems. It also considers the optics and reflection patterns associated with the concave external faces.
About the Speaker
Richard Green PE, MIE Aust CP Eng, M ASCE Richard Green is a façade specialist with almost 30 years’ experience. He has projects in over 20 different countries covering a wide range of building types. High rise towers include Mahanakhon with OMA/ Ole Scherin, Shenzen Stock Exchange with OMA, Brookfield Place in Calgary with AFK/Dialogue and Ten Hudson Yards in New York with KPF.
He has worked significant airport extensions in Melbourne and Sydney in Australia, Changi Airport in Singapore and was the lead designer for the façade of the Main Terminal Building of Helmut Jahn’s Bangkok International Airport. Richard has worked on cultural facilities on six continents, including such iconic buildings as the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center by Renzo Piano in Athens, Greece; the restoration of the Sydney Opera House, the Amazon Spheres with NBBJ; and, most recently, the refurbishment of the Seattle Space Needle with Olson Kundig.
Richard is a Principal and the Global Technical Director for FRONT. His passion for design is enabled by his engineering expertise to assist some of the finest architects from around the world to fulfill their visions. Richard is also an international expert in glass design. He is currently the technical chair for the ASTM Structural Glass Committee, having also participated in the writing of the Australia Glass Standard (AS-1288), the ASTM Window Glass Standard (E-1300), a guest expert with participation in Eurocode 11 for Structural Glass Design, and currently represents the United States on ISO committees.