Snapshots: Great Glazing

  • The basics: 1K Fulton, a former 1920's-era cold storage facility in Chicago’s West Loop, recently transformed into a cutting edge LEED Gold certified building offering 550,000 square feet of office and retail space. The building’s interior uses printed and backlit glass panels depicting photos from the original refrigerated interiors to convey an important piece of the building’s storied past....
  •  The basics: Located adjacent to Hammersmith Underground Station in West London, the 44-meter high 10 Hammersmith Grove houses restaurants and an office entrance on the ground floor, with offices on the upper eight floors, all housed within a triple-glazed glass and aluminum facade.The façade provides a simple, economical design and makes a significant contribution to the building’s "...
  • The basics: Architects for the Ryerson University Student Learning Centre in Toronto sought to create a striking decorative glass façade that also met stringent energy-efficiency requirements. To balance both goals, designers from Snohetta and Zeidler Partnership Architects combined high-performance glass with digital printing.The building façade features more than 1,000 panels of digital ceramic...
  • The basics: Since 1934, Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California, has been a major American landmark and prominent location for horse racing. The Park has recently increased efforts to attract a new generation of fans, in part with an impressive 13-week, $15 million renovation project. The design team renovated a total of 68,500 square feet of the storied property with glazing systems to enhance...
  • The basics: Oriented toward the southwest, the new 16,000-square-foot St. Charles Cancer Center in Bend, Oregon, is positioned to capitalize on breathtaking views of the mountains. Natural light pours into a glazed, two-story lobby, as well as the floor-to-ceiling windows on the perimeter. On the second floor, the infusion clinic is a spacious, open-plan room with high ceilings and clear...
  • The basics: The 18,000-square-foot McKie Recreation Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, recently received a major renovation to update the outdated and inefficient building. The facility now features plenty of daylighting elements and eye-catching aesthetics made possible by its use of channel glass.The original structure featured low-slung brick walls with few openings, allowing little natural light...
  • Lifting equipment from Wood's Powr-GripThe basics: About 15 months after a December 2013 fire completely destroyed the Mossom Creek Hatchery, the Port Moody, British Columbia, icon reopened thanks to the work of a group of volunteers, fundraising and donated building products. The $1.2-million project focused on the environment, sustainability and education. Due to its remote location, the...
  • The basics: The historically inspired 135 East 79th Street high-rise apartment building in New York City echoes the grand apartment towers that made Manhattan’s affluent Upper East Side famous. Enhancing the 19-story, 32-unit building's homage to pre-World War II architecture, the new windows and terrace doors feature a narrow, beveled exterior face that replicates the look of classic steel and...
  • The basics: Aspen Art Museum in downtown Aspen, Colorado, the first permanent U.S. museum designed by Pritzker Prize winner Shigeru Ban, Hon. FAIA, mimics the art of skiing—you go up before you come down. The 33,000-square-foot structure boasts three levels of exhibition space beneath a rooftop sculpture garden that offers mountain views. A contemporary flair and environmental concerns were...
  • The basics: The Museum at Prairiefire in Overland Park, Kansas, is part of the 58-acre multi-use project that integrates residential, office, retail and entertainment. The natural history and science musuem, partnered with the American Museum of Natural History, features one of the only dichroic glass facades, which when mixed with other glass and metal facade elements creates a dynamic color-...
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