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Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Skinning the IAC

I'm really interested to see what this is going to look like finished, so when I saw that they'd begun to put the facade on I took a walk over there to get some progress photos. It looks sort of striped, but the glass actually has a weird white tint that fades out in the middle.







5 comments:

Jeremy said...

Isn't it the IAC?

Will said...

Oops, thanks. My trained typing pigeons fell out of synch.

Anonymous said...

the "wierd white tint", is actually called a frit. it is a then ceramic coating applied to the glass, usually in a dot or hole pattern. the fade is created by changing the spaces between the dots.

Anonymous said...

It is supposed to resemble a ship sailing both Frank Gehry and Barry Diller are big into sailing.

huw said...

Hi

Great photos of a very interesting facade. The fritting process has been around for a while ( car windscreen, microwave door etc).
Does you know who the facade contractor is?

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