Great Glazing: Ludlow House

The basics: Ludlow House, a Soho House & Co. members’ club in a former gold leaf factory located in New York’s Lower East Side, features textured glass partitions as part of the entrance and reception design. Reflecting the playful energy of the Lower East Side, Ludlow House was designed by Soho House & Co.’s in-house team. Soho House was founded in London in 1995 as a private club for people in the creative industries, and has since opened clubs across Europe and North America, as well as restaurants, cinemas, workspaces, spas and bedrooms.

The players: Architect, Soho House & Co.; general contractor, Eurostruct Inc.; glass manufacturer, Pilkington; glass fabricators, Nathan Allan GlassTechnical Glass Products

The glass and systems: The various and custom-sized architectural glass panels using ¼-inch clear, safety tempered glass with an antique Jewel texture are from the Symmetry Series in the Josiah J Collection by Nathan Allan Glass. Produced with soft, organic molds, individual diamond-shaped cells form the texture. The decorative glass creates privacy while allowing effective light transmission. Fifty-four jewel-textured panels were produced in sizes ranging from 12 by 36 to 30 by 60 inches.

Nathan Allan’s Jewel textured glass combines with Pilkington’s custom Pyrostop insulating glass, which forms the outboard lite within the unit. A 2-hour fire-rated glass wall and door system fabricated by Technical Glass Products, the finished product provides safety and functionality as well as beautiful design.

According to officials from Nathan Allan, the Jewel texture combines an elegant, antique quality, which fit the design and furthered the Soho House mission to create a comfortable home away from home for its members.