August 26, 2010
"We have done many countertops in glass with supports, but this was especially challenging in that we needed to develop the shape as well as find supports that could carry the weight and preserve the clean look they desired."—Dave Kanne, salesperson, Minneapolis Glass Co.The basics: A homeowner in Maple Grove, Minn., wanted a custom glass, functional countertop to complement the overall...
June 16, 2010
The basics: In January 2010, Home and Garden Television Producer Jessica Cozzetta called Sans Soucie Art Glass Studios, Palm Desert, Calif., looking for a glass door for a wine room. The wine room would be featured as part of a kitchen remodel on the network’s "Battle on the Block" show. The show pits neighboring families against one another as they redesign one room in their...
June 15, 2010
The basics: A laminated glass canopy highlights the new entrance to Kaufman Hall at Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pa. The renovation, completed in February 2010, also included the replacement of the entrance system. The players: Architect, Tippetts/Weaver Architects Inc., Lancaster; owner, Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster; storefront and glass system installer, Brown’s...
June 7, 2010
The basics: The architects and homeowners of a private residence in Raleigh, N.C., wanted a striking curved storefront glazing system to maximize daylighting and views onto the outside pool area. However, they wanted a system without the vertical extrusions. To achieve the goals of the owner and designer, officials at Carolina Glass & Mirror, Garner, N.C., recommended a butt-glazed system...
June 12, 2009
The basics: The major renovation of Stamford Town Center, an urban marketplace in Fairfield County, Conn., transformed the aging mall into a lively, pedestrian-friendly and glass-enclosed shopping center. The center’s plaza is dominated by the curved façade around a Barnes & Noble set between two glass towers. The players: Developer, Taubman Co., Bloomfield Hills, Mich...
March 2, 2009
The d-hotel, located in Belgium, stands out through its innovative architecture. The hotel features one of the first applications of Glassiled, a product that integrates light emitting diodes into laminated glass.