Stoclet Palace Case Study

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1. STOCLET PALACE (20th century) 1.1 Introduction of Stoclet Palace Stoclet Palace was requested by art collector Adolphe Stoclet and banker. The Stoclet Palace is located at Woluwe-Saint-Pierre, Brussels, Belgium. This place been known as the most elegant and green residential of the whole country. Stoclet Palace was a building built more than 100 years ago in between 1905 and 1911 by the Austria architect named Josef Hoffman. Josef Hoffman was teach by Otto Wagner and has articulation in his works, something different with other luxuriant architecture of Art Nouveau. On this project, he has no aesthetic limitation and no financial constraints. He was one of the establisher member of the Vienna Secession. An unfathomed concept and the renewal of the style was witnessed by the Vienna Secession movement. In the West began in twentieth Century, the creation of the Stoclet Palace has been the most perfect art movement and symbolic, ad…show more content…
It was supported by eight columns and central core, arranged in an octagonal arrangement and continuous with beams and four spiraling columns at the corners. When the top three floors was under construction, there are a rail-climbing protection panels enclosed at the construction site. It will provide a formwork for the four twisting corner columns and act as a wind protection. Four hydraulic self-climbing system units to make a large working platforms. A 3.5 meters thick raft over the pile foundations to support the twelve concrete columns and central core. The cold-bending reflective glass units provide a double-curved tower envelope while the double-glazed units cold formed in 3D within the aluminium was used by the curtain wall. It can prevent the visual effect of “stepping”. The glass unit was placed in the twisted aluminium frame in a horizontal direction during fabrication in a

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