Look to windward

It might be six months since Herzog and de Meuron’s new Philharmonie opened but that doesn’t make the squalls that scud up the Elbe river’s estuary any less dramatic seen from the Hamburg gallery, atop its brick warehouse plinth. You can see more of it too, as about a quarter of its glass curves seductively outwards to allow heads to tilt windward unencumbered. All courtesy of cladding company Josef Gartner and Guardian Glass.