Great Glazing: Red Eye Brewing
The basics: With a focus on using local, sustainable and energy-efficient building products, architects transformed a Wausau, Wis., warehouse that once held an auto parts store into Red Eye Brewing Co. Expansive windows and doors, with low-emissivity glass, highlight the 6,000-square-foot brewery and restaurant.
The players: Architect, River House Architects Ltd., Schofield, Wis.; general contractor, S.D. Ellenbecker Inc.; window manufacturer, Kolbe and Kolbe Millwork Co.; low-emissivity glass supplier, Cardinal Corp.
The glass and systems: Ultra Series products, including double entrance doors, double French doors, and awning over fixed windows. The main entrance's double doors have glass lites and raised panels, as well as custom nosing and commercial hardware, and a Chutney fluoropolymer finish. The Ultra Series products include recycled aluminum content in the exterior cladding. The Ultra Series stacked casements and awnings provide views, and ventilation through the awnings above the stationary picture windows. The windows' interior is a custom beechwood with a factory-applied red wheat stain. The awnings and patio doors feature full glass lites with 1-1/8-inch-wide performance divided lite bars. This maintains energy efficiency while simulating the look of true divided lites. The glass is LoE³-366 spectrally selective, triple silver low-E.