The Urban Glass House

Design Research on Glass

Christian Volkmann’s Fall 2017 Advanced Studio, “Urban Glass House,” investigated conditions of transparency and set out to insert small glass pavilions in three very specific environments in New York City: Urban plazas with particular contexts and histories. These were interpreted by students and complemented with spaces of glass to unite material strategies with spatial experience. The twelve projects shown in this publication—a 2018 calendar—are the result of this study. The publication was made possible by the support of the glass manufacturer Arnold Glas.