LA Glass Fins

For this parking garage in Los Angeles, we engineered an an optical structure to mark the exterior. Numerous glass fins are cantilevered off the wall by means of a metal shoe. The color effects are achieved by sandwiching colored film into the lamination build-up, so when the light passes through the different fins they produce a pantone deck fanning across the facade. Laufs ED provided glass engineering and connection design to accommodate for seismic forces.
Location
Los Angeles, California
Architect
Gensler
Client
Aktura
Scope
Structural Detail Engineering