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    The basics: The Research Triangle Park Headquarters, Research Triangle Park, N.C., earned Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program, thanks in part to a prominent custom skylight. The majority of LEED points for the 17,000-square-foot building were awarded in the Indoor Environmental Quality category. These design and...
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    The basics: The Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab in Cambridge, Mass., features more than 20,000 square feet of vertical sunscreens that cover the exterior of the building, creating an array of diffused light patterns within the building throughout the day, according to a release from Doralco Architectural Metals. The players: Architect, Maki Associates, Japan, and Leers...
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    "The color of the blue glass was chosen to harmonize with the blue/gray aluminum panels to accentuate the sweep of the curvilinear lines. The blue glass is mated with dark blue spandrel glazing panels to emphasize the recesses formed by the balconies and to strengthen the solid-to-void relationship set up by the sweeping building mass. The reflective quality of this blue glass helps maintain...
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    The basics: The Orleans, once a Gold Rush-era hotel in Old Sacramento, Calif., reclaims its place as an iconic building in Old Sacramento thanks to a fastidiously re-created three-story street-front to match the 1865 original architectural proportions and details. The replica exterior features large windows and doors and encloses a mixed-use space with 24 lofts, retail spaces and a restaurant....
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    The basics: Turkey's new Vakko Headquarters and Power Media Center, built around a concrete structure for an unfinished, abandoned hotel project, features a complex mirror glass and steel core structure, and an innovative, slumped glass exterior façade. The interior structure, dubbed the “Showcase,” consists of steel boxes in a crooked stack, several stories high. The...
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    The basics: The Virginia Commonwealth University Molecular Medicine Research Building is a $71.5 million, 125,000-square-foot research facility and the latest addition to the VCU Medical Center. This highly technical biomedical research facility was inserted into the urban fabric of downtown Richmond. The eight-story building reinforces the streetscape of the surrounding historic structures,...
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    "The sheer number of panes is part of why the GlassJet proved to be an invaluable tool. Trying to do a project of this scale by screening would have been extremely cost prohibitive, not to mention inaccurate. The GlassJet's software handled the tiling, so each piece flowed seamlessly with the others; it even embedded numbers in the corners of the panes to ensure simplified logistics."...
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    The basics: The Tellepsen Family YMCA, Houston, a design-build project, partnered the architect, general contractor, glazier, glazing system manufacturer and glass fabricator. The building features YMCA lettering across the face of the curtain wall, spanning three floors. In addition, the design required a combination of vision glass, graphic dot patterned glass and spandrel glass. The glazing...
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    The basics: Peddie School, Hightstown, N.J., completed in January, features a decorative glass façade spanning two sides of the building with the word Peddie on the glass. The glass features a custom SGX interlayer and custom 1/8-inch vertical white lines.The players: Architect, RMJM Architects, Princeton, N.J.; general contractor, Skanska USA Building Inc., Parsippany, N.J.; glass...
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    The basics: Wellesley Square, part of the Croydon, United Kingdom, central area redevelopment, is a mix of residential and retail areas and a 44-story tower still in the planning stages. The tower, which will house luxury apartments, will be clad with colored glass, and is designed to represent an image of a crocus when viewed from a distance.The players: Owner, Berkeley Homes, Croydon; architect...
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