Snapshots: Great Glazing

  • The basics:  The 101,500-square-foot Bill and Melinda Gates Hall, home to Cornell University’s Computing Science and Information Science departments, was primarily shaped by a constricted lot as well as the desire to add drama and character to this area of the campus. While the high-performance façade is a focal point of Gates Hall with its unitized glass curtain wall system and perforated...
  • The basics: Ludlow House, a Soho House & Co. members’ club in a former gold leaf factory located in New York’s Lower East Side, features textured glass partitions as part of the entrance and reception design. Reflecting the playful energy of the Lower East Side, Ludlow House was designed by Soho House & Co.’s in-house team. Soho House was founded in London in 1995 as a private...
  • The basics: The Sherman and Joyce Bowie Scott Hall is a 110,000-square-foot, $75 million research building on the campus of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. A new home to nano fabrication, the Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation and the Biomedical Engineering Dept., the facility houses labs, office space, a cafe and a 10,000-square-foot cleanroom.The architects chose high-...
  • The basics: The 66,000-square-foot, two-story Porsche dealership in Davie, Florida, is one of the largest of its kind. When building a dealership, Porsche provides criteria for how the overall space should function, specific design elements and approved products. FSMY Architects worked with the owner, Penske Automotive Group, to meet these criteria.“The new Porsche look incorporates a curved...
  • The basics: In May 2014, Mall of America embarked on a $325 million expansion project, the most significant construction project for the Mall since its opening more than 20 years ago. A new grand atrium and entrance, which includes a smart glass skylight, creates an impressive focal point for the expansion and makes space for larger events. The expansion also features a 342-room JW Marriott hotel...
  • The basics: The University of Oregon’s renovated Marcus Marioti Sports Performance Center football facility features sections focused on different aspects of athletic performance, including sports science, recovery, physiology and movement.A trophy lobby to honor the Center's namesake is designed to inspire the athletes and includes an oversized transparent LED flat screen television with...
  • The basics: The main storefront of the recently opened, 57,000-square-foot H&M Flagship Store in New York City consists of laminated and insulating glass units with a laminated glass structural fin. Instead of spiders or clips, the project team used a custom toggle system to fasten the oversized face glass back to the glass fin, so there is no visible metal holding the storefront in place....
  • The basics: The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio recently completed the first stage of a $135 million renovation/conversion project, including 400,000 square feet of renovated space and 12,000 square feet of new construction. The massive facelift resulted in a ceramic fritted channel glass façade with one-thousand multi-colored glass panels on two sides of the hospital. The main...
  • The basics:  Michigan Central Station in Detroit completed the first part of a multi-stage renovation project last December. According to Detroit Free Press, its owner has invested $12 million and five years in the project, and estimates that another $100 million is needed to complete the station’s total renovation. The building, empty since 1988, includes an ornate, five-story tall waiting...
  • The basics: After an 18-month renovation to transform the long-dormant site, located at 20 Moores Road in Malvern, Pennsylvania, the 277,000-square-foot Saint-Gobain North American Corporate Headquarters opened Oct. 15, 2015, on Saint-Gobain’s 350th anniversary. The former building infrastructure was demolished to the structural system and reused in the new design.The headquarters maximizes the...
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