Photo montage of the original sculpted clay models used in virtual fabrication, Lutz Haufschild, Public Art and Private Projects, Firefighting Window
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  • Firefighting Window: Interior view of the fire station entry window
  • Firefighting Window: Detail view from the inside of the fire station with passersby in motion

The two large sculpted glass walls are located in the Rapid Transit Station In Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Emerald Laminata was inspired by the exquisite carved jade art works seen at the National Museum in Taipei and the ocean environment of the island of Taiwan.

Digitizing two clay models involved 94 million three-dimensional coordinates. Templates plotted on almost 4 km (2.5 miles) of paper. 10,200 sheets of glass were cut, each with a slightly different contour.

Civic Center Fire Station, Lynnwood, WA, USA
Lutz Haufschild
Layers of tinted float glass, laminated