What a glamorous wall...

Have you ever come across a brick façade like this on your travels?

The fancy jewel-like façade is located in Amsterdam’s high-end shopping street PC Hooftstraat and the current tenants of the building are luxury goods manufacturer Hermès. Designed by Dutch design company MVRDV in 2016, the project is called Crystal Houses and the intention was for a distinctive store front without compromising on the historical character. The bricks have been replaced by a glass replica and dissolve into the traditional bricks on the upper level. You can read more and look in awe at the photos here. The previous tenants were designer brand Chanel and the original article from 2016 can be found here which explains more detail about the construction method.

So, is anyone up for the challenge of calculating the heat losses of the wall?