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Frameless Structural Glass Dome

May 8th, 2005 | Filed under: Architecture, Building Tech, Design, Fabrication Tech, Materials | 10 Comments »

Lucio Blandini calls it “a soap bubble just floating over the ground�. The frameless glass structure, designed at the University of Stuttgart’s Institute of Lightweight Structures, consists of laminated glass panels elevated off the ground with titanium supports, which expand at the same rate as glass.

via The Architect’s Newspaper

(images via KUbuildingTech)


10 Comments on “Frameless Structural Glass Dome”

  1. 1 Bjorn van der Meer said at 2:16 pm on May 20th, 2005:

    Your link in the blog entry actually points to the Institute for Lightweight Structures at the Technical University Munich.

    The Stuttgart institute can be found here:

    http://www.uni-stuttgart.de/ilek/Forschung/Forschung.html

  2. 2 PROF. DR. ING. TAKIS ALEXIOU said at 3:29 am on June 21st, 2005:

    PLEASE GIVE US MORE INFORMATION ABOUT FRAMELESS STRUCTURAL GLASS DOMES DIA APROXIMATELY 4000 MM. BEST REGARDS

    PROF. DR. TAKIS ALEXIOU
    39, SALAMINOS STR.
    153.43 AG. PARASKEVI
    ATHENS – GREECE

    TEL./FAX: 0030-210-6011904
    E-MAIL: [email protected]

  3. 3 timothy price said at 2:02 pm on January 30th, 2006:

    We are interested in glass domes for residential designs in nothern climates. Would require 80′ diameter and 40 feet of height. Can you provide us with more information please?

    Timothy k. price
    I. S. L.
    Fairlee, VT USA

  4. 4 Amy said at 9:18 pm on February 6th, 2006:

    I’m looking for info on building HUGE domed greenhouse type building. It doesn’t need to be more than a couple hundred feet tall, It would need to cover a large surface area. Basically I’m looking into the feasiblity of a few acre tropical type setting under glass.

  5. 5 Bjorn van der Meer said at 8:12 am on February 7th, 2006:

    For those people seeking further information , try this url and email the professor perhaps. Unfortunately there are no company contacts on the site.

    If you find out what companies are involved in the research, paste it back here as a comment perhaps?

    http://www.uni-stuttgart.de/ilek/Forschung/bmg1.html

    Further URL of interest:

    Abstract of the paper “The glass dome”

    Short Article, mentioning 3M as company partner for the bondings

    Prof. Blandini’s CV, also listing the relevant papers

  6. 6 V K SHARMA said at 1:04 pm on May 21st, 2006:

    MY INTEREST IN GLASS FACADE STRUCTURES

  7. 7 S.Malik said at 6:29 am on July 15th, 2006:

    Dear Sirs,

    We have a project to build a glass or crystal dome in far east
    if you are intrested to work with us, please email your consent
    to furnish the drawings and relevant info.

    Thanks & best regards

    S.Malik
    Tervarenthof 4
    3090-Brussels.

    Tel : 00322 6880360
    Fax : 6876028
    Email : [email protected]

  8. 8 S.Malik said at 6:29 am on July 15th, 2006:

    Dear Sirs,

    We have a project to build a glass or crystal dome in far east
    if you are intrested to work with us, please email your consent
    to furnish the drawings and relevant info.

    Thanks & best regards

    S.Malik
    Tervarenthof 4
    3090-Brussels.

    Tel : 00322 6880360
    Fax : 6876028
    Email : [email protected]

  9. 9 Soap Bubble Structure « Cool Construction Stuff said at 1:49 pm on September 20th, 2008:

    […] read the rest of this entry? […]

  10. 10 N. Jake Dragseth said at 7:39 am on March 8th, 2015:

    I am interested in building a residential home with your design. Dia. approx. 20-30 feet. Would you be interested in partnering in a project to promote glass dome construction on a residential level.

    N. Jake Dragseth


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