Category: Glass

GLASS IN architectural DESIGN

Seattle’s Third & Harrison office building features Wausau’s curtainwall and windows

Developed by Martin Selig Real Estate, Seattle’s Third & Harrison is a new 185,000-square-foot, five-floor office building and home to Holland America Cruise Lines. Perkins+Will’s architectural team envisioned the project as a new, sustainably designed icon for urban professionals to work near the natural wonders the city has to offer. Amenities include plentiful underground parking, vegetated roof terraces, and street amenities such as seating and pocket parks.

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AGC and Kinestral Technologies Announce Joint Ventures to Accelerate Global Adoption of Halio™ Smart-Tinting Glass

AGC Asahi Glass (AGC) and Kinestral Technologies, Inc. (Kinestral Technologies) today announced the creation of three joint venture companies that will sell, distribute, and service Halio to the global market. Halio technology enables glass to tint, reducing glare and blocking unwanted solar heat – automatically or on command. Halio looks like ordinary clear glass until it tints, achieving its darkest shade in less than 3 minutes. Halio improves occupant comfort in smart homes and buildings while achieving the highest levels of energy efficiency.

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Vitro Glass’ Fresno plant marks 50 years of glass-manufacturing operations

Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) announced that its Fresno, California, float glass manufacturing plant is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The milestone comes as the facility implements new technology to enhance the environmental performance of the glass-manufacturing process for Starphire Ultra-Clear® glass and other residential and commercial flat glass products.

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Churchill Hall at Imperial Center to Include View Dynamic Glass System

“At Little, one of our primary initiatives is designing high performance buildings,” said Tim Brixey, AIA, LEED AP, Little Diversified Architectural Consulting. “View Dynamic Glass allows us to deliver on that goal by reducing cooling loads, eliminating the additional cost of blinds, and reducing artificial lighting. View Dynamic Glass has been instrumental in helping the building achieve Silver LEED Certification and will provide substantial long term benefits to the owner, tenants and environment for the life of the building.”

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San Antonio’s Cellars at Pearl features Wausau Window and Wall Systems

Cellars at Pearl’s East and West Towers’ 122 apartments range from 650-square-foot floor plans with one bedroom and one bath to 2450-square-foot, three-bedroom, three-bath junior penthouses. The towers’ feeling and function is credited to the collaboration of Three: Living Architecture and Don B. McDonald, AIA. Described as a South Texas/Spanish “refined ranch” aesthetic, the towers incorporate native stone, mission tile, reclaimed brick, salvaged hardwood floors, high ceilings, expansive windows, and private terraces and balconies.

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Steven Holl Architects wins Médecins Sans Frontières International Design Competition

Steven Holl Architects in collaboration with Rüssli Architekten has won the international design competition for the new Geneva Operational Center for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) or Doctors Without Borders. The Geneva Operational Center will provide work and social spaces for more than 250 MSF staff. Steven Holl Architects’ winning design utilizes colored photovoltaic glass that express the program’s flexibility while also providing shading and a large portion of the building’s energy. 

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