The major challenges in designing the GLASSWAVE multiaxial curtain wall system were related to the nordic climate which brings extreme conditions of cold, humidity, wind, warmth, all creating heavy condensation effects. Considering these facts, we wanted to create a very refined structure, always requested by architects in their search for abstraction and purity in formal expression. So we had to develop components such as aluminium mullions, gaskets, joints, clips etc. showing the finest details to drag their attention. Dipping into the architectural vocabulary of ultra-high-end products, the GLASSWAVE system, while remaining a quite affordable product for this category, will encourage architects to design bolder projects, even when the budget is a significant factor.
The main objectives were also to design a system allowing us to break free from the limitations of the current products and to develop a much more flexible design tool that favours creating variable geometry glass panels without having to resort to costly custom design, and to do it at competitive prices.