A closer look at Consolidated Glass Holdings
March 31, 2015
If you said Consolidated Glass Holdings was an investment arm of private equity firm Grey Mountain Partners, you’d be right. If you said its leadership team consisted of newcomers to the glass industry, you’d be right. But if you said CGH is a rookie in the glass and metal fabrication world, that’s where you’d be wrong. Behind the financial backing of GMP and the leadership of CEO Paul Cody and...
Advanced design, performance and protection combine at Aspen Art Museum
March 31, 2015
At first glance, the most prominent design feature of architect Shigeru Ban’s Aspen Art Museum is the woven composite screen exterior that drapes over the building. However, a deeper look into the new $45-million, 33,000-square-foot structure reveals extensive glass walls that make the Pritzker Prize-winning architect’s complete aesthetic vision and rigorous performance goals possible. Huge...
March 30, 2015
Key to Complexity James Carpenter's Iconic, Yet Simple, Designs Case Studies Key to Complexity The last decade has witnessed a proliferation of increasingly sophisticated building modeling and design tools that have helped to herald in a new era of architecture, one in which creativity seems to feel no bounds. This new era of possibility has greatly affected façades, as designers create building...
Lisec CEO discusses how his company has changed its machinery and its mindset to meet global needs
March 26, 2015
Exclusive: Glass Magazine interview with LiSEC CEO Othmar Sailer
What are your customers demanding from their machinery? Customers have only one demand: they need proper, good machinery that is also very reliable. If you buy a Lisec machine or line, it will live for 15 or even 20 years. You can rely on stable production, with high availability. [On top of that], we offer a very good...
March 23, 2015
The basics: Thousands of football fans flock to Canton, Ohio, each year to pay homage to the greatest professional football players. Due to increased popularity and new exhibits, the Pro Football Hall of Fame recently expanded from 85,000 to 118,000 square feet and moved its glass-clad main entrance to the center of the museum to minimize the infiltration of outside air to help control the...
March 16, 2015
The basics: Among the many features of the newly opened Holiday Inn Financial District at 99 Washington Street in lower Manhattan are 1,768 high-end thermally efficient windows and louver units. The 492-room hotel, located just three blocks from the 9/11 Memorial site, features a metal panel and glass window façade. At 50-stories tall and very slender, it is the tallest in Holiday Inn's worldwide...
March 9, 2015
The basics: The 200,000-square-foot Dineen Hall, the new home for the Syracuse University College of Law, features openness and natural light, made possible through the creative and extensive use of glass. The design team also integrated decorative glass throughout the building’s interior as a durable, maintainable and cost-effective way to allow natural light to flow between spaces.One of the...
The products and projects
March 3, 2015
Glass Magazine is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Glass Magazine Awards: The Products and Projects.
March 2, 2015
The basics: Currently housing a TD Bank retail location, “The CUBE,” a 2,500-square-foot glass structure at the iconic 1101 Brickell office towers in Miami, was designed to create a pedestrian-oriented space with glass that is more translucent, energy efficient, and enhances the urban landscape. Architects specified dynamic glass to offer glare protection from the intense south Florida sun,...
February 23, 2015
The basics: The recently completed Gores Group Headquarters in Beverly Hills, California, features a stunning bent-glass exterior, composed of four different patterns of glass and a variety of graphic images and patterns applied to the interlayer. The project architects used the shape of the glass as a continuing element throughout the exterior and interior design of the building. “Whenever...