• Netzstil Ornament

    Otto Wagner extensively used glass tiles in his later projects, as an rational and hygienic form of ornament. The glass revealed the ornamental nature of the wall's surface with a pure product of industrial production. Given the theme of reconstruction from despair in the Ciudad Civico project, two shards of a broken tile form the sixteen basic figures. These figures are manipulated to understand their properties, and used in a section of Palacito #38. Kent Bloomer, Instructor / Leon Krier with George Knight, Critics. Spring 2013