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  • “In addition to childlike, playful aesthetics, this year’s Cottages for Kids event also had a green focus. Participating architects, designers and builders used environmentally friendly materials and added sustainable concepts to their structures.” —Heather West, media contact, Kolbe & Kolbe Millwork Co. The basics: “The Pinwheel Windmill” might not be a...
  • “The Owner’s desire was to have as clear and open glass system as possible. … The greatest challenge was making the exterior glass fins work with the more than double the normal LA area wind loading, required by the special circumstances of two closely spaced, triangular structures almost 600 foot tall.” —Jim Watkins, media contact, Pilkington Planar Structural...
  • “A major focus for [Technical Glass Products] is working with architects and designers to provide glazing solutions that meet their unique design challenges and expand their design options. … The Imagination Cube competition is a great way to inspire innovative designs.” —Jeff Razwick, director of business development for TGP. The basics: In the 2007 Imagination Cube...
  •    The basics: The $415 million Puerto Rico Convention Center, site of the Associated Builders and Contractors national convention, March 6-7, features an 85,150-square-foot sweeping skylight modeled in shape and color after ocean waves. The players: Architects, Jiménez & Rodríguez Barceló, San Juan, Puerto Rico, and TVS International Inc., of Atlanta;...
  • Year No. 5
    Year No. 5 Winners are intense, ambitious; like Zeppelin, Monty PythonIn its fifth year, Glass Magazine’s 20 Under 40 honors generated a record 105 nominations. The increase from 60 nominees a year ago is a testament to the talent throughout the glass industry. Our winners range in age from 27 to 39, working in 11 states from Connecticut to Hawaii. Four are women.They describe themselves as...
  •   he basics: The Ohio Percent for Art Program commissioned the art glass installation Spherical Trajectory at Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. The installation consists of metal arcs with prism-like glass discs that rotate and tilt in the wind. The players: Designer, Thinking Lightly Inc., Santa Rosa, Calif.; glass design, fabrication and installation, Jockimo, Newport Beach, Calif...
  •   he basics: In May 2007, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture for the New York Public Library in Harlem completed its $11 million renovation. The 16,000-square-foot renovation included a glass façade with a video wall that can be seen at night. The players: Architect, Dattner Architects, New York; general contractor, Beys Contracting, Brooklyn, N.Y.; curtain wall...
  •   “Independent research has shown that bringing more daylight into schools improves academic results significantly, while benefiting student health and well being. … It also improves the energy efficiency of the building.” —Mike Bowen, Advanced Glazings sales representative The basics: The renovated Our House for Design & Technology, a community education...
  • “Designed to provide residents of San Francisco with modern, convenient living, the Symphony Towers is one of the city’s newest condominium properties. Wausau Window and Wall Systems’ high-performance windows and doors provide views of the skyline, while offering protection against the Bay Area’s harsh weather and environmental conditions.”—Heather West, media...
  • In addition to milk jug carpeting, wheat board furniture and recycled blue jean ceilings, the home of WYEP listener-supported radio station in Pittsburgh’s South Side neighborhood uses low-emissivity glass to allow daylighting to fill 90 percent of the interior. The 19,000-square-foot building, completed in September 2006, received a silver rating from the U.S. Green Building Council’...
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