Glass was initially used to make objects of beauty and value such as beads.
Glass is a non-crystallised amorphous solid that is often transparent and dates back to 3500 BC. It was initially used to make objects of beauty and value such as beads. Glass enables us to make our building designs open out to views, let sunshine and light in and keep wind and weather out. We celebrate glass for its reflective properties, for its ability to blur the lines between inside and outside and for many technical qualities that make modern architecture both possible and achievable.
“We celebrate glass for its ability to blur the lines between inside and outside.” – Ben Kotlowitz
117 on Strand is a significant mixed-use development comprising a supermarket, a 2500 m² gym, retail offices and 117 apartments. It features a tower with a unique stepped flush-glazed glass façade with multi-coloured vertical elements to reflect the vibrancy of the adjacent Bo-Kaap, creating an ever changing façade depending on the angle which it is viewed from.