Snapshots: Great Glazing

  • 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The 18,000-square-foot McKie Recreation Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, recently received a major renovation to update the outdated and inefficient building.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-...
  • The basics: The newly renovated Campbell Mithun office, occupying the 10th to 13th floors of the 510 Marquette building in downtown Minneapolis, features a bright, open environment. The use of a multi-floor glass railing system allows light to flow through the entire space, maintaining the desired open feel, and a custom wooden handrail completes the modern look.The players: Architect, Snow...
  •  The basics: Florida Polytechnic University recently opened the Innovation, Science and Technology Building, a 160,000-square-foot structure completed on-time within a strict $60 million budget. The center of the campus, the new building features a contoured shape, with the help of a cold-formed window wall system. The building also features a variety of bent glass and metal to accent its...
  • The basics: As one of the busiest hospitals in the nation, Parkland Hospital, once a 50-year-old outdated and overcrowded facility in Dallas, is now a brand new 1.7-million-square-foot digital hospital, featuring some of the latest upgrades in patient care, including vision panel windows throughout the building interior.  “The product is in all locations that we would have typically...
  • The basics: The Central Corridor Light Rail Transit in Minnesota stretches about 11 miles, serving the Minneapolis and St. Paul downtown areas with 20 new station stops along University Ave. and Washington Ave. Designed to establish the core of a seamless regional transit system, the CCLRT station stops feature all new glass and metal pavilions, with a modern custom ceramic frit pattern tying the...
  •  The basics: Ray and Judy Ricker of Rochester, New York, commissioned architectural glass artist Nancy Gong to create an art glass entry for their Fairport residence. Using a technique that has been in production in Germany for nearly 30 years, Gong is among the first wave of trained American glass artists to embrace the laminating process for glass art, weaving up to six layers of painted...
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