Glass & Curtainwall

Tulane Commons

The Heart of Campus

When students attending Tulane University walk into the heart of campus, they will be greeted by the recent completion of Tulane Commons, a 77,000-sq.-ft., three-story eatery, study area and event space. Open space and a floor-to-ceiling curtainwall is featured throughout the building to provide views of New Orleans, as well as the regal oak trees that line the lush quad on Tulane’s campus. The end result is a stunning addition to Tulane University that will attract the best and brightest students and faculty members from around the world. The vision behind the iconic building was to design a forward-thinking, multi-functional space that would reflect the three prominent university int

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Hotel Avalon and Alpharetta Conference Center, Alpharetta, Ga.

The Right Glazing For The Right Application

Combining excellent solar control, a neutral appearance and low reflectivity, Cooper Carry specified approximately 45,000 sq. ft. of AGC Glass North America’s ENERGY Select 28 high-performance, low-E coated glazing for the Hotel Avalon and Alpharetta Conference Center in Alpharetta, Ga. Whereas the architects used lots of clear glass at the lower levels to deliver the same level of transparency as retail storefronts, they desired more privacy with a low level of reflectance that could also comply with energy-code requirements for the guest suites in the rest of the building, which is where ENERGY Select 28 was a great fit.

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Wooden Insulating Glass

Creating a warm aesthetic and comfortable atmosphere, OKAWOOD Insulating Glass with a Wooden Grid encapsulates natural wood grilles between the panes of glass which provide solar protection for the interior and preserve the natural raw material and its inherent color tones.

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NewYork-Presbyterian David H. Koch Center

Triple-Paned Glazing

Triple-paned insulated glazing with SunGuard SuperNeutral 70/37 and a slatted wood screen reduces solar glare, building heat gain and the need for solar and privacy shading. Designed with integrated sustainable features, it is LEED Gold certified. A hospital must carefully monitor light penetration as well as solar heat gain to protect its visitors, and therefore needs high-performing glazing such as SunGuard SuperNeutral 70/37. The multifunctional coating offers strong solar protection and thermal insulation.

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Maraya Concert Hall, Saudi Arabia

World's Largest Mirror-Clad Building

Taking part in a unique project, Guardian Glass supplied UltraMirror glass for Saudi Arabia’s new Maraya Concert Hall, carrying the unique distinction of being the world’s largest mirror-clad building by the Guinness World Records. Reflecting the surrounding mountains of the Al-Hijr Archeological Site in all their glory, the unusual building is expected to boost tourism and interest in the country’s first UNESCO heritage site. Challenged to develop this unique application in a short time frame, Guardian’s innovative efforts have produced a new value-added product.

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A Clean Look

An all-glass entryway and curtainwall system combine to deliver a striking façade at 9001 Cypress Waters in North Dallas, Texas. Unique T-shaped mullions and extended face caps support the thermally broken curtainwall’s clean, streamlined spans of glass. GFF Architects’ design also features a four-story trellis made from layered aluminum tubing.

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Kinects Tower, Seattle

Glazing in Seattle

Featuring three outward-flaring sides and expansive windows glazed with Vitro’s Solarban 60, Bumgardner Architects-designed Kinects Tower is a residential skyscraper in Seattle. Large expanses of low-E glazing feature spandrels with ICD High Performance Coatings’ Starbright Silver Opaci-Coat-300 coatings.

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Door for all Seasons

The AA 3200M Thermal Sliding Door, complete with its IsoPour Thermal Break Technology, merges the pour and debridge thermal break with polymer isolator technologies. Features include interior and exterior dual finish capabilities, low and standard threshold options, stainless-steel casters, tracks and fasteners, and an insect screen.

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Raise the Curtain

Tubelite has introduced its 400SS Series thermal, screw spline, aluminum-framed curtainwall. While the system can be pre-assembled, pre-sealed and pre-glazed under factory conditions, it can also be stick-fabricated in the field. With expanded thermal break and thick gasketing, the system delivers high-thermal performance.

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Gloss and Satin

Seamlessly combining glossy and satin finishes, AGC Glass North America introduces Lacobel T glass painted float glass and Matelac T acid-etched float glass painted to create a satin finish. Available in a number of colors, the Cradle to Cradle Certified Silver float glass is well suited for a variety of interior and exterior applications from façades to glass partitions—essentially anywhere tempered glazing is required for durability, resiliency to impacts and scratching, and the ability to withstand thermal shock.

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