Glass Fragile Handle With Care

Martijn Sandberg has designed a typographic pattern for the glass of the Stadshoven Weidevenne Apartment Building, Purmerend, the Netherlands.
Based on the familiar packing material of protective plastic bubble foil, a sequence of letters in a point raster materializes on the transparent glass of the gallery and balconies: 'Glass Fragile Handle With Care’.

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Title: ‘Glass Fragile Handle With Care'
Artist: Martijn Sandberg
Location: apartment complex Stadshoven Weidevenne, Purmerend/ NL
Material: sandblasted glass
Measurements: glass gallery, railings and balconies, surface 467 m2, height 1.05m
Concept and design: 2006-2007
Definitive design: January 2007
Built: 2007-2009
Completion: 2009
Commissioned by: Municipality Purmerend and Bouwcompagnie, Hoorn/ NL
Architect: Faro Architects/ NL

'Glass Fragile Handle With Care', 2009, Martijn Sandberg, Stadshoven, Purmerend. (photo: P. Cuypers)

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