Decorative Glass

Classy Take-Offs

Designers using decorative glass to preserve the role light plays in creating vibrant, welcoming environments in air travel facilities worldwide. Bendheim specialty architectural glass is an increasingly popular choice among designers for its variety and luxurious, clean aesthetic that conveys quality and prestige. In addition to its enduring elegance, a wide range of architectural glass options provide improved environmental outcomes, including naturally hygienic surfaces and improved energy efficiency. The non-porous glass surfaces discourage the spread of bacteria and are easy to maintain in high-traffic airport environments. 

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Façade Revamps Old San Jose Office Building

Designers customized a glass façade for San Jose’s 111 Market Square to attract new tenants. Modulus Architects customized a second-skin glass façade for 111 Market Square; the back-lit decorative glass cladding is a key element in the upgrade of two 1960’s Class B office towers into Class A commercial real estate assets.

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Visit the Pyramids

Pyramid Glass, shown in Azure Blue, is available in 15 pearlescent colors. Designed for large-scale façade applications, panels of the three-dimensional glass material can be ordered in sizes up to 6-ft-6-in. x 11-ft. It can be installed against other wall materials or used as a partition.

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Basix Headquarters, Tel Aviv

Perpetual Movement

San Francisco-based Axelrod Design/Axelrod Architects designed the interiors for the Basix office headquarters in Tel Aviv.  The design team translated these company values into a flexible, dynamic office design, which incorporates a major element—three-dimensional striped glass—in order to transform a narrow, medium-sized office space into an open, subtle and expansive one. The office has been divided by fixed and moving glass partitions to provide for the perpetual movement and changing combinations of today’s flexible office spaces.

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Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System Medical Center, New Orleans

Built to Serve Those Who Served

The Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System Medical Center in New Orleans (SLVHCS) features nine buildings uniquely specified to aid the more than 70,000 vets who visit each year. Veteran-specific design includes straight, long stairways, without switchbacks to increase visibility; blind corners were also minimized. Bathrooms are prominently located, as many vets travel from rural areas. Accessibility was championed, with ample and easy wheelchair storage at the entrance.“To design for this specialized patient population and its healthcare needs, we recruited over 100 veterans and 180 VA hospital staff from Louisiana—many of whom are vets themselves—f

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Casino Resort Goes 'All In' with Glass Partition

Labeled the most popular gaming facility in Northern California, Cache Creek Casino Resort offers its patrons an extensive amount of gaming, attractions and amenities, all within a luxurious environment. Cache Club members receive unparalleled luxuries, benefits, promotions and perks. There’s a reason why it’s the most sought after gaming destination in Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay area. In the VIP Reception Area, members are welcomed by an extravagant decorative glass partition.

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Expressive Glass

Inspired by Pantone’s Color of the Year, Ultra Violet, Bendheim offer its laminated safety glass in Ultra-Violet. Combined with textures and LEDs, the colored glass offerings, make a statement in any color and apply an artful splash of color and a unique experience to buildings.

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Old and New

Chicago O’Hare Airport’s Terminal 5 was designed more than 20 years ago, so when it recently underwent a renovation and expansion, architects Epstein Global specified Starphire Ultra-Clear glass by Vitro Architectural Glass to enhance the existing architecture and continue it through the expansion. A two-story interior curtainwall serves as a partition separating secured and non-secured areas of the terminal. The glass panels line up against one another and create a continuous image that shows the gradual changes in color and texture that can be seen when heading inland from Lake Michigan to Chicago and on to Illinois’ rural cornfields.

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