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  • The basics: Located in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, the $18.5 million Bullitt Center office building opened on Earth Day, and boasts that it is the greenest commercial building in the world. The six-story, 52,000-square-foot, Class A office building’s unusually tall 14-foot floor-to-floor heights are matched with equally impressive floor-to-ceiling operable window systems, providing...
  • The basics: When Armin Fuchs and Franz Janz designed the impressive Sky Tower in Bucharest, Romania, they faced the typical architect's dilemma: how to create a modern glass-covered landmark without turning it into an unbearable sauna during summer. Located in the Northern part of Bucharest, the recently completed 37-story Sky Tower office building, currently the tallest construction in Bucharest...
  • The basics: The 10-story Center for Care and Discovery at the University of Chicago Medical Center includes an intimate, non-denominational 600-square-foot chapel that features custom fire-rated glass to provide safety and daylighting.“Due to the proximity of an adjacent existing hospital building, a fire-rated separation at the facade needed to be provided within our new project,” stated...
  • The basics: Southeastern Oklahoma’s 53,000-square-foot Tishomingo Health Clinic was designed to represent the four seasons through different architectural elements, including an extensive autumn-themed exterior curtain wall. The initial challenge of the curtain-wall project was to create a decorative image that didn’t block light but instead filtered it, casting colorful shadows across...
  • The basics: An undulating façade of curved glass highlights the 21-story, 750,000-square-foot SickKids Research Tower in downtown Toronto. The project was built to combine science, discovery and learning programs with the organization’s clinical operations. The building, completed in 2012, is now the tallest laboratory in Canada. Diamond Schmitt Architects’ design intent was to further...
  • The basics: Leon’s Restaurant in New Haven, Conn., features a bar/lounge glass partition as its centerpiece design element. The first design challenge was creating the atmosphere of an open floor plan with three separate rooms—main dining room, private dining room and a bar/lounge room—while still providing plenty of natural daylight. The other challenge was designing a bar room next to a dining...
  • Photo by Anice HoachlanderThe basics: The designers of National Public Radio’s headquarters building in Washington, D.C., transformed a 1927 warehouse building into a new state-of-the-art, LEED Gold home for the broadcasting organization. Glass proved a critical design element for the 330,000-square-foot project that is part renovation of the four-story warehouse, and part new construction...
  • The basics: The glass-enclosed outdoor patio at the Boathouse restaurant at Hendry’s Beach in Santa Barbara, Calif., provides diners with beautiful views of the ocean and beach. However, keeping the glass clean presented a constant challenge because of the restaurant's proximity to the surf. The stainless steel posts were also chronically tea stained, a condition similar to rust that is unique...
  • The basics: Two channel glass elevators greet patrons of Lincoln Center’s new Claire Tow Theater, transporting them from the Vivian Beaumont Theater lobby onto the roof, where the LCT3 theater is located.H3 Hardy Collaboration Architects wanted to enhance the play of light when designing the elevator, according to a Bendheim Wall Systems release. The structural properties of channel glass allowed...
  • The basics: Bridgestone Americas' new 265,000-square-foot technology center in Akron, Ohio, features a 50,000-square-foot energy-efficient curtain wall that exceeds design performance requirements, according to a United Architectural Metals release. For the $100 million, four-story Western Hemisphere Advanced Technology Center, architects chose a high-performance façade system with triple-glazed...
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