Herkules machine factory

Photo © Thomas Ott
Photo © Thomas Ott
Photo © Thomas Ott
Photo © Thomas Ott
Photo © Thomas Ott
Ian Shaw Architekten
Bettina Heininger, Holger Rohs

This classic example of the machine aesthetic houses the US administrative headquarters for the HerkulesGroup, a world leader in the manufacture of roll machining equipment.

Meticulous detailing and geometric rigour define this well engineered glazed box, located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A skeletal steel structure organizes the various building components. The plan is golden section. The architectural skin comprises a light metal frame format with glass infill panels. The resulting composition is controlled, measured and precise, very much reflecting qualities integral to the Herkules manufacturing operation.

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