June 22, 2012
Designers of the Ettley home in Manhattan Beach, Calif., looked to glass to create a striking exterior and interior, according to a June 21 feature from Easy Reader News. The exterior façade features cubes of blue tinted glass, and the interior includes glass partitions and a glass central staircase."I wanted to really stretch the limits of utilizing glass on a residential scale...in a way that...
June 15, 2012
1 World Trade Center, now a year and a half from its scheduled completion, will look significantly changed from the original 2006 design, according to a June 12 article from the New York Times. One of the most notable changes is the podium, which was initially designed to feature prismatic glass cladding. Glass fabrication problems, first reported in Glass Magazine, led to a major redesign of the...
June 13, 2012
The Shard glass skyscraper from Renzo Piano has faced criticism since its announcement 11 years ago, according to a June 13 feature from The Guardian. See images and read more about the controversial tower, which has reach its full height and made a change to the London skyline.
May 29, 2012
The $38 million Morgan Street "L" station in Chicago opened May 24, according to a May 29 article in the Chicago Tribune. The station features glass-clad stair towers and a glass-enclosed transfer bridge.
May 17, 2012
The glass-enclosed Dale Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum at the Seattle Center opens to the public on May 21, according to a May 17 article from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
May 11, 2012
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture unveiled design plans for the "Dancing Dragons," a supertall pair of towers in the Yongsan International Business District of Seoul, South Korea. The buildings consist of slender, sharply angled mini-towers cantilevered around a central core, and feature a dramatic series of diagonal cuts that create living spaces that float beyond the...
May 3, 2012
Image by MIR.BIG Design's Cross # Towers in the Yongsan International Business District in Seoul will help to revitalize the Han riverfront, and will make a notable mark on the city's developing skyline. BIG's design includes two towers connected by bridges at the upper and lower levels, according to a release from the firm.
April 24, 2012
Photo by Jeff Armam PhotographyOfficials from Guardian Industries announced that its SunGuard SuperNeutral 68 is part of an advanced, energy-efficient curtain wall system on the Mercy Corps headquarters. The project has been designated a 2012 Top Ten Green Projects by the Committee on the Environment of the American Institute of Architects, according to an April 24 company release.The global...
March 27, 2012
A piece of glass fell from the 16th story of an office tower in Toronto on March 26, according to a same-day article from CTV News. No one was injured during the incident, which came on the heels of a similar glass breakage occurrence March 24 at the Trump International Hotel Tower in Toronto, according to the article.
March 23, 2012
Apple is planning a 165-foot-wide glass storefront for its new Portland store that will consist of 22 glass panels, according to a March 22 article from 9to5Mac. Pending approval by the city's design commission, the store would be made almost entirely of glass apart from the "thin membrane roof edged with metal" that is "hovering over the space," according to the article.