Utility Plant Turned Landmark

The 55-story 181 Fremont high-rise features a distinct sawtooth patterned façade which dictates that window mullions in the curtainwall angle slightly in against one another, essentially functioning as a shading device. Vitro’s triple-silver-coated Solarban 70XL glass blocks 70% of the sun’s heat energy while enabling 65% of the ambient daylight to pass through.

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Colorful Solution

Designers with Missoula, Mont.-based In2itive Architecture decided late in the building process to punch up the color of the façade for a new medical facility in their hometown. The four-story headquarters for Consumer Direct Care Network now features more than 18,000 sq. ft. of Envelope 2000 composite panels in Regal Blue, Sky Blue and Silver Grey. 

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Metiulous Modularity

Pro-Fit Terrain Ledgestone offers a practical way to achieve a tailored ledgestone look with small-scale, low-relief stones for interior and exterior applications. It’s quick and easy to install because it isn’t applied one stone at a time. Instead, the primary building blocks are groups of small stones meticulously bundled together to form modular components of equal height. Available in Arctic, Ethos, Trek and Arcadia shades, this new line provides trade professionals with exquisitely engineered, contemporary design options. Judge’s Comment: “Lightweight and durable, I love the fact that this product reduces the carbon footprint while adding beauty.”

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Safety and Better Views at a Sports Arena

Detroit’s Little Caesar Arena features glass and aluminum rails to provide spectator safety, and give them optimum views from higher seating arrangements.  Giving new meaning to the term “upper level,” Detroit’s Little Caesars Arena features a unique gondola-style seating area that is suspended high above the playing area. This exceptional arrangement would not be possible, nor useful, without several hundred feet of strong, secure glass Track Rail provided by Trex Commercial Products.Home to the NHL’s Red Wings and NBA’s Pistons, Little Caesars Arena is located in The District Detroit and is designed to be one of the most intimate venues in both hock

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Edgy Stone

Known for its exquisite glass mosaics, Sicis has crossed the line from glass mosaics into completely modern territory with new edgy looks in large-format glass techniques. Dubbed “Electric Marble,” the new line is born of complex industrial processes and an artful color study, that, in combination create the stunning effect of abstract, chromatic content inside an otherwise natural stone slab. The eyes are delighted and the brain confounded by the juxtaposition of out-of-the-box pigments that enter the natural texture of the marble veins, forming a irregular, organic and energetic colorations in the gleaming glass slabs. 

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Channel Glass Shines at New D.C. Museum

The Museum of the Bible features channel glass, which not only defines the museum’s entrance, but also brings daylight in and establishes a sense of privacy. Washington, D.C.’s new Museum of the Bible features a brilliant, 22.5-ft. towering channel glass wall-cladding, which defines the museum’s entrance and Arcade. The glass conveys a crystalline appearance, symbolic of the original building’s function as a cold storage warehouse. In other areas throughout the museum, translucent channel glass façade elements bring daylight in, while establishing a sense of privacy. Channel glass creates virtually uninterrupted walls of glass, limitless in length and up to 23-ft

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