vitrocsa The Invisible Wall System. Since 1993.



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THE HISTORY OF VITROCSA

It was 1993 when Swiss inventors applied precision Swiss watch technology and a completely new engineering approach, to create this exciting and unique luxury product with only ¾" vertical sight lines.

Their passion for the Californian architecture of the 40’s and contemporary architecture as a whole was the driving force for their invention. In fact it was California architect Pierre Koenig’s famous Case Study House # 22, also known as the Stahl House, that provided the initial inspiration to create the Vitrocsa Invisible Wall system. The goal was to create a minimal system that would take into account modern energy requirements as well as the architectural trend to incorporate very large sliding units into buildings.

The technical and architectural requirements to which Vitrocsa conforms led to an in depth review of the operating systems of existing sliding windows. As a result, the function of glazing was modified to become a structural element that itself supports the window rather than merely filling a frame. The resulting minimal frame now serves simply as a guide along which the glass can slide.

The passion of the early Vitrocsa engineers still drives our engineering team today, to constantly develop new solutions and conserves the pioneering spirit in our search for maximum reliability and simplicity.

The extreme precision relating to Vitrocsa and the passion that motivates us have allowed us to install more than 30,000 units or 1 million square feet of glazing in over 30 countries since 1993.

In 2009, Vitrocsa USA became part of Goldbrecht-Systems, the exclusive assembler and distributor of the Vitrocsa system in North America.

All over the world, from Australia to Switzerland, from the Caribbean to the United States and Canada, the Vitrocsa Invisible Wall System excites more and more visionary architects and discerning home owners with a passion for contemporary architecture and simplicity. In North America, Vitrocsa sliding walls grace contemporary works in locations such as Los Angeles, New York City, The Hamptons, Aspen, Palm Beach FL, Laguna Beach, San Francisco, Vancouver, Dallas, Connecticut, and St Barth in the Caribbean.

Architects who have used Vitrocsa on their projects include:

Richard Meier & Assoc. - Pritzker Prize Winner 1984
Herzog & Demeuron - Pritzker Prize Winner 2001
Tadao Ando - Pritzker Prize Winner 1995
Norman Foster - Pritzker Prize Winner 1999
SANAA - Pritzker Prize Winners 2010
Eduardo De Souto Moura - Pritzker Prize Winner 2011

 
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Stahl House, Los Angeles, CA
Photograph by Julius Shulman

stahl house

The inventor of the Vitrocsa system and his wife at the Stahl House, Hollywood Hills, CA

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication ~ Leonardo da Vinci
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