Detail with reflection, Lutz Haufschild, Public Art and Private Projects, Spectra Veil
Detail with reflection
Spectra Veil|     |  Detail with reflection

  • Spectra Veil: Layered and beveled glass wall, exterior view at night
  • Spectra Veil: Partial view of the glass wall from the museum interior
  • Spectra Veil: Schematic concept drawing of the museum
  • Spectra Veil: View of museum from Bloor Street
  • Spectra Veil: View of museum from Bloor Street
  • Spectra Veil: Detail view of glass wall from staircase
  • Spectra Veil: Detail with reflection
  • Spectra Veil: Detail with refracted autumnal trees
  • Spectra Veil: Detail, refracted building seen through the layered glass wall

The architect asked that the large window wall facing due South in the central hall of the museum serve as the ‘eyelids’ of the building. This, and my intention of revealing the soul of the building may sound esoteric, yet they clearly define the function of the art glass in the building. The art glass has to “manage” light entering the building while at the same time imbue it with meaning, magic and magnificence.

The Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto, ON, Canada
Lutz Haufschild
Painted, beveled and laminated glass
Moriyama Teshima Architects, Toronto, ON, Canada