Key facts

Product:
Liquidkrystal
Family:
Liquidkrystal
Manufacturer:
LASVIT >
Designer:
Ross Lovegrove >
Architonic ID:
1386550
Country:
Czech Republic
Launched:
2012
Manufacturer groups :
Space partition-Wall partition systems >
Facade-Facade systems >
Groups:
Space partition-Wall partition systems >
Facade-Facade systems >

Product description

Lasvit Liquidkristal (LLK), designed by Ross Lovegrove is a new product from Lasvit's Glass Architecture Division. Lasvit Liquidkristal is the result of an innovative process that the designer defines as “high precision heat transfer.” Lovegrove worked with Lasvit for more than a year to create the mobile, changing surfaces, inspired by the fluid, organic forms found in nature. The company deployed its most advanced technology to produce the transparent, undulating crystal panels, which appear dynamic, changing, capable of transmuting their shapes in a futuristic kaleidoscope. LLK combines technology and design to create a new architectural product, replacing the enormous monotony typical of large glass structures with natural surfaces and their abundant variety, richness and coherence. Via fluid dynamics, Lovegrove Studio and Lasvit digitally explored large-scale distribution and densification of patterns found in nature. Working with mathematical models, the behavior of glass was simulated under controlled thermo induction. This produced a highly informed line code, which serves as the blueprint for the production process, where highly precise temperature control imbues the glass surface with the beauty of optical effects seen in water. Working with Lovegrove, Lasvit's research facilities developed a special flexible mold system to capture this effect. The finished product is highly customisable, allowing large-scale pattern aggregations over multiple sheets. Liquidkristal serves as Lasvit's bridge to the world of architecture, useful as a crystal partition or screen and as insulated glass units for exterior facades. There are several uses of this new surface, ranging from pavilions in interior and exterior environments, such as divisions in public spaces or boutiques, to partition walls or large, spectacular full length windows capable of transforming a building's architecture.

Installation
LLK panels can be fixed into construction profiles or into building construction assembly grooves. On request, the panels can be affixed to concrete based projects.
The organic pattern, based on the repetition of the glass raster, continuously flows from one panel to the next, without interruption between fixing lines.

Colours and glass
The panels can be made in a variation of colors which refer to the variation of colors used for the regular sheet architeture glass panels. The panels are also available in frosted glass adaption and in metal coating adaption (available only for the non-pattern glass of the insulated glass unit).
Also a UV foil can be added on the glass panels.

Size of panels
From 80 × 80 cm to 270 × 370 cm