Snapshots: Great Glazing

  • The basics: The recently completed Gores Group Headquarters in Beverly Hills, California, features a stunning bent-glass exterior, composed of four different patterns of glass and a variety of graphic images and patterns applied to the interlayer. The project architects used the shape of the glass as a continuing element throughout the exterior and interior design of the building.  “Whenever...
  • The basics: The 154,000-square-foot Louis and Peaches Owen Hospital in Tyler, Texas, features a curved all-glass façade above the ground floors. The glass creates a vibrant blue tint that offers abundant natural light while greatly diminishing solar heat gain. The entry opens to a light-flooded, double-height lobby.Access to natural daylight and maximizing views from within the building for...
  • The basics: The former Kellogg Cereal City Museum has been transformed into the Battle Creek Area Math & Science Center, a cutting-edge facility with a commanding, cantilevered glass curtain wall in Battle Creek, Michigan. TowerPinkster Architects took the building’s agrarian aesthetic and redeveloped it into a 64,000-square-foot center that helps educate talented high school students from 16...
  • The basics: Future home of the 2016 Super Bowl, the San Francisco 49ers’ Levi’s Stadium features nearly 45,000 feet of railing, including a custom rolled glass and handrail at the hall-of-fame grand stair, glass and stainless steel LED rails going up each of the stadium’s monumental stairs, and approximately 1,500 feet of USB-connected stainless steel and glass drinkshelf encircling both the...
  • The basics: The Novartis U.S. headquarters in East Hanover, New Jersey, features the world’s largest photovoltaic skylight, at 27,500 square feet. Novartis set out to create a building that set architectural milestones for green building, and in 2014, it won Engineering News-Record’s Best Regional Project in New York 2014 in the Green Project category. The pharmaceutical company’s new campus...
  • The basics: Utah State University’s recently completed 32,744-square-foot Wayne Estes Training Center, which houses the campus’ basketball practice facility and 1,400-seat volleyball court, features a glass-encased lobby and office area offering gorgeous views of Cache Valley and the Wellsville Mountains.The expansive glass and metal façade that characterizes the facility gives the building the...
  • The basics: The new Topfer Theatre in Austin, Texas, is the latest addition to ZACH Theatre, the oldest continuously operating theatre in Texas and one of 10 original resident theatre companies in America. Named after former Dell executive Mort Topfer and his wife Bobbi, the 26,000-square-foot, $22 million building accommodates 427 spectators. The Topfer Theatre is LEED Silver-certified thanks,...
  • The basics: The project design for the addition to the Ottawa Convention Centre in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada required a glass facade with increased durability, energy control, and a sweeping view of the Rideau Canal UNESCO World Heritage Site and Parliament Hill. Its new 100-foot rounded all-glass façade matches the modern and environmentally friendly setting.The players: Architect, Brisbin Brook...
  • The basics: Historic renovations of the iconic Chelsea Hotel in Manhattan have been underway since 2011. Built between 1883 and 1885, the 12-story red brick Chelsea Hotel has been a mecca for famous artists, writers, musicians and other cultural figures for more than 125 years. It is designated a New York City landmark and is on the National Register of Historic Places. As part of the most recent...
  • The basics: Northwestern University’s Engineering Life Sciences infill sits five stories up, bridging two wings of the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science. In implementing the infill design, Flad Architects faced the challenge of ensuring adequate, balanced light in the space, given the adjacent, existing building wings. This was particularly important in the nuclear magnetic...
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