Museum of Arts & Design, New York
|Architect:||Allied Works Architecture|
|Product:||façade sheeting, iridescent white, the unglazed basic material supplied by NBK Germany|
From a distance, the image of the sand-coloured iridescent façade that has been developed is reminiscent of Stone’s original building, but close up and depending on the light it changes colour. After an intensive and extended sampling process in which several experiments were carried out regarding glaze, firing temperature and firing process, Koninklijke Tichelaar developed a complex glaze with a distinctive character. To the great satisfaction of both the architect Brad Cloepfil and the museum management, our company succeeded in fulfilling the brief to develop a façade that changes appearance under contrasting conditions and stands out as a clear, luminous iridescent surface.