ATLAS project started as a chat over coffee between
Alexander - architecture student eager to experiment-form-build, and
Jagoda- PhD student in civil engineering looking to save some glass beams
from certain death through experiments.
Few sketches and administrative applications later, ATLAS officially became
a collaborative ENAC project
with a support of Prof. Dietz (ALICE) and Prof. Nussbaumer (RESSLab).
OBJECTIVE - question the common perception of glass as building material
Playing with glass elements which resulted from Jagoda's research study,
3 post-tensioned glass beams spanning 6 metres form a bench,
maintaining all the structural details of the beam system visible.
The glass is supported by 2 coloured UHPFRC blocks with a glossy surface (resembling glass?),
a 'magic' finish resulting from Alexander's study on concrete casting.