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  • The basics: “The intent of this glass job was to create a focal wall that would attract attention and draw the viewer in for a closer examination,” says Chris Mammen, president of M3 Glass Technologies, about a decorative glass wall the company created for a high-end retailer. The retailer—a high-end watch store—installed the decorative glass display at its Galleria Mall location in Dallas.“...
  • The basics: The owner and architect of Gundersen Health System in Lacrosse, Wis., specified a glass feature wall to act as a monumental work of art in the building’s lobby while providing privacy. The large kiln-fired glass wall obstructs visibility between patient rooms and family waiting areas.The players: Architect, AECOM; general contractor, Krause-Anderson Construction; glass supplier;...
  • The basics: The Anne Arundel (Md.) Community College’s Truxal Library recently received a major renovation that included installation of a custom decorative glass façade. The façade on the LEED Gold-certified project was designed to regulate interior lighting and temperature, while offering an eye-catching design.The façade features a silk-screen design on the lower floor of the building with “...
  • The basics: Architects for the new Genesis Centre of Community Wellness in northeastern Calgary, Alberta, looked to a dichroic glass facade to achieve two important functions: provide an eye-catching exterior for the complex's central building, and regulate thermal transmission. The 225,000-square-foot, $120-million complex features multiple indoor and outdoor sports facilities, meeting areas, a...
  • Curved glass shapes design
    Michigan State University commissioned this unique curved Schott Amiran anti-reflective glass structure to house the university’s championship trophies. Aaron Glass, Lansing, Mich., was the contract glazier for the project, located within the Michigan State University Breslin Student Events Center, Alfred Berkowitz Basketball Complex.Whether you’re walking past the IAC building in Manhattan or...
  • Employers look to interior glass in office design to maximize daylighting, space and productivity
    In an effort to free employees from the confines of the cubicle—and the low morale it can foster—employers are relying more on office designs that incorporate interior glass. “Studies continue to indicate that employees enjoy their work environment and are more productive when natural daylighting and visual access to the outdoors are incorporated,” says Meghan Beach, architectural manager, AGC...
  • Digital printers for glass present exciting opportunities along with new challenges
    Digital printing has changed the face of the decorative glass industry since the technology hit the market about a decade ago. Early adopters such as GGI, Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope and Skyline Design brought some of the first machines to the United States six years ago, and digitally printed glass products quickly found their way into landmark projects.“The industry is now seeing exponential...
  • From countertops to cabinets, glass is increasingly the material of choice for the kitchen
    Designers and homeowners are demanding more from these products in terms of aesthetics and functionality. 
  • The basics: The Humes Residence in Southern California features a modern style kitchen with ThinkGlass countertops. “The owners came to us with a specific idea in mind to match their modern tastes. They wanted thick low-iron glass, with a texture, and textured edges, and they wanted it all back lit,” describes Tim Casey, Jockimo owner. The players: Glass supplier, Jockimo; glass installer,...
  • The basics: The kitchen of this private residence in Germany features White glass counters with polished edges, and a white glass kitchen backsplash. The players: Project design, processing, installation, Thiele-Glas; glass manufacturer, Sevasa. The glass and systems: The counters are 10-millimeter LuxRaff Regular Antiscratch Satin white glass with polished edges. The kitchen backsplash panels...
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  • This commercial office space in Tulsa, Okla., features a 42-foot-long, custom, continuous art mural that spans 14 glass panels. 
    Great Glazing: Custom interior officeThis commercial office space in Tulsa, Okla., features a 42-foot-long, custom, continuous art mural that spans 14 glass panels suspended from the ceiling. Created by Tulsa artist May Yang, the mural is based on local Oklahoma themes, transitioning from rural landscape to the Tulsa skyline.   Great Glazing: Joliet Junior College Campus...
  • A look at the leading manufacturers and fabricators of metal products, broken down by sales volume, number of locations and product offering. 
    Building on the success of the Top Glass Fabricators rankings introduced last year, Glass Magazine is expanding its coverage to include the Top Metal Companies, featuring the leading manufacturers and fabricators of metal products in the United States and Canada. The Top Metal Companies include those that manufacture, fabricate and sell curtain wall, storefront and entrance, commercial interior...
  • Read about the winners
    In an effort to spotlight the people who make the Glass Magazine Award-winning products and projects possible, this year’s program included people-centric categories, for which the industry submitted their picks for best installer, production supervisor, project manager and sales rep.After narrowing down the nominations to three finalists in each category, the Glass Magazine editors asked the...

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