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  • To prepare for a project, glass artist Christopher Cosma goes to the installation site to learn its history and to create a foundation for his piece.“From an artist’s point of view, you have to collect information of the past, present and future,” says Cosma, co-owner of the studio Amses Cosma Inc. of Brooklyn. “You learn the experience of that building.”Cosma went...
  • April Glass Magazine
                         Click here for Decorative Glass Slide Show.          Glass jewel box legend 1. Carolina Glass & Mirror, Inc. Cast glass made with a popcorn pattern, formed in a kiln using ceramic fiber molds. 2. Ultraglas. ArchiTexture Custom Deco Dolphin piece was produced in Aqua glass. 3. GlassKote....
  • Architects prefer transparent look
    As popularity of translucence and see-through structures grow, architects use more and more glass in commercial buildings. Today’s federal buildings, newspaper offices, skyscrapers and bridges, all feature beautiful and striking glazing. Even extreme weather conditions or fear of terrorist attacks cannot keep architects from cladding buildings in glass.In the following article, glazed...
  • April Glass Magazine
    Dorothy Gale has landed in the Coronado Public Library in California, but she did not arrive on a twister. Her image and those of the Cowardly Lion, Tin Man, Scarecrow and other familiar “Wizard of Oz” characters are on nine glass panels that create an entry portal to the children’s section.The panels, ranging in height from 4 feet to 7 feet and in width from 2 feet to 8 feet,...
  • Building creatively within time and budget constraints
    It is often said that time is money. Nowhere is this adage more applicable than on a construction site, where staying within a budget requires up-to-the-minute accuracy from the first architectural sketch to installation of the last stainless steel rotule. Yet, no matter how diligently architects and contractors plan ahead, watch the clock and count their pennies, complications can arise and...
  • NGA survey shows some members yet to adopt a strategy
    The majority of National Glass Association member firms are trying to improve operations, adopting a variety of methodologies and practices that increase productivity and competitiveness. Yet 36 percent of NGA members participating in the 2006 NGA Competitiveness Survey are still doing next to nothing. NGA members are most likely to use employee training programs—35 percent of firms already...
  • Sarasota has Ringling museum, a purple arts center, plenty of impressive glass
    As part of my continuing education in the glass industry, I’ve scheduled visits to National Glass Association members while traveling to shows and conferences.In January, Glass Week took me to Sarasota, Fla., a small city of about 54,000 residents and one of the cultural centers of the state. I stopped in at the showrooms of Faour Glass Technologies, with headquarters in nearby Tampa,...
  • Field among the fastest growing in the industry
    It’s easy to see why people are drawn to decorative glass installations. Kiln-cast glass refracts light and reflects color. It changes with ambient light levels, surrounding colors and movement. Installing decorative glass is like putting architectural scale jewels into your projects. This glass is both durable and gorgeous. Long after resin, flooring, wall...
  • Decorating large format glass
    For many sound reasons, architects today are rapidly changing the way buildings look by incorporating glass as a distinctive or important feature of their design. This modernistic approach is an ideal construction solution in terms of cost reduction, energy conservation, and meeting environmental concerns. Aesthetic appeal no longer stops at the exterior but has also found its way into interiors...
  • More colleges using Schlage Recognition Systems’ biometric handreader controls
    West Virginia University’s Student Recreation Center is using Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies’ biometric handreader technology, in addition to the card swiping system, to control access to the facility. HandKey readers simplify credential management and ensure that only authorized individuals enter the recreation center. Handreaders automatically take a three-dimensional reading...
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