Analyzing the IAC building

For this assignment I chose to analyze the IAC building designed by Frank Gehry.

In terms of systems I deduced that the building consists of:

System A ) simple pilllars arranged in a sequence allowed by the concrete columns behind the building’s glazing.

System B ) a “twisting” effect on these pillars, due to the vertical mullions changing in angle, most often towards the south.

System C )  white fritted glass that progressively reveals clear glass toward the center, giving the building the appearance of either the sky, the hudson, or the buildings that surround the structure.



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