01 product description
LINIT channel shaped glass – an alkali-lime glass consisting mainly of sand, lime, soda and dolomite – is a special form of moulded glass. These raw materials are carefully melted down in the world’s first oxygen-fired – and therefore also environmentally friendly – glass moulding oven. The glass strip taken from the oven is bent into a U shape whilst still in its plastic phase. It is then cooled and hardened. After the precisely controlled cooling process, the desired lengths are automatically cut, checked for quality, and packaged in batches in transport foil. The resulting glass channels all have an individual optical character, which gives the effect of a lively, light-refracting glass facade. In contrast e.g. to floatglass, no two LINIT glass tracks have the same optical and physical properties, although they naturally all meet the values and characteristics listed in the respective LINIT product definitions.
All images: Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
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03 Technical Data
LINIT special glasses, with divergent glass thickness, web width, and flange heights can be produced in special productions, depending on special requirements, from a certain order size. If required, definitive information is available from our sales department. For special glasses, if required, the tolerances and surface dimensions given in the respective product specifications may not be applicable. Where needed, details of this should be obtained prior to production from those involved in the project, planning and ordering. LINIT U-profiled glass is supplied from 100 cm up to a maximum length of 700 cm depending on type. Within this range, fixed dimensions may be ordered to any desired length, in observance of production tolerances.
LINIT solar is a smooth silky surface structure, which on one hand allows ideal energy gains and on the other hand, due to its elegant appearance, meets highest aesthetic demands. This surface was developed by the Glasfabrik Lamberts for Steven Holl Architects, New York and was applied for the first time in the Nelson Atkins Museum of Arts (also see our separate projects brochure). Since then LINIT solar was used not only in several follow-up projects of Steven Holl, like Pratt Institute/NY, Swiss Embassy/Washington and Kunstens Hus/Herning, but also in many other buildings of highest aesthetic demands across the globe.
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05 Articles about Lamberts
Now that is a great stand!
In the second half of our trip to the Munich trade fair BAU with Amandus Sattler, he discovers some well-designed stands, tells us what he thinks of sound insulation and why he is particularly fond of façades made of translucent glass and textile-based media façades.› To the article
As opposed to most glass, on account of its U-shape, profiled glass is extremely resilient and can be used for large surface areas. Furthermore, this specially-shaped construction glass has typical aesthetic advantages.
Heart in Detail
The Herning Museum of Contemporary Art in Denmark, known in short as the "heart", is more than just a showplace for contemporary art. As a center of the cultures it unites exhibition rooms with nothing less than a concert hall, a library, an open-air stage and a café.