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“Like a Symphony”

“Like a Symphony”

Added on 06/14/2017

Usage of Glass and More Makes a Beautiful Building in Montreal
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Acid-Etched Glass: A Versatile Product That Opens Endless Possibilities

Acid-Etched Glass: A Versatile Product That Opens Endless Possibilities

Added on 05/29/2017

Acid-etched glass can offer a large number of design options in multiple interior and exterior applications. These options can be expanded by combining acid-etched glass with other different glass fabricating processes depending on the requirements desired or the visual needed.
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Being Bird Friendly on the new Oregon Zoo Education Center

Being Bird Friendly on the new Oregon Zoo Education Center

Added on 05/29/2017

You would naturally assume that when a new structure is planned for a zoo, the health of all animals would be a consideration. However, most of the focus in a Zoo-like scenario would normally be on the animals that are being housed inside the zoo and not outside. But in the case of the new Oregon Zoo Education Center in Portland, Oregon the design took into account an aspect of wildlife that its construction could affect. Birds…
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A Story of Birds and Bees at the University of Minnesota

A Story of Birds and Bees at the University of Minnesota

Added on 04/20/2017

If we were to talk about being one with nature and the environment, the University of Minnesota would have a great case to present. Thanks to construction on a brand new research center that features bird-friendly glass, the work inside that building involves in-depth research into bees and making the world friendlier to them.
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The Ultimate Guide to Acid-Etched Mirrors

The Ultimate Guide to Acid-Etched Mirrors

Added on 03/28/2017

Mirrors are a very important element of design and add oomph to any decor, and with good reason. A well-placed mirror enhances views, opens small spaces and makes the most of a room’s natural light. The key lies in pairing the right location with the right mirror to maximize its uplifting potential. Although mirrors have many benefits, its biggest challenge is glare control.
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Using Glass to Promote Patient Comfort- The Firelands Medical Center Project Story

Using Glass to Promote Patient Comfort- The Firelands Medical Center Project Story

Added on 03/20/2017

Glass is used in many applications in daily life. It’s best known for its utilization in windows, allowing viewing from the inside out and vice versa. But over the last several years, glass is being placed in many more applications and sharp design firms are seeing the value in using glass in the area of occupant comfort.
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The Wall…. Re-Imagined.

The Wall…. Re-Imagined.

Added on 02/23/2017

The wall we are talking about is NOT the one that is constantly in the news headlines. No this is the old fashioned, typical barrier constructed between rooms and as a part of created hallways.
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The Story of a Value Added Product

The Story of a Value Added Product

Added on 01/24/2017

In the architectural glass world, the terms “value added” and “high performance” are used quite a bit. Designers and fabricators are always in the market for materials that deliver those attributes and in the busy landscape of glass and glazing, determining the best product choice can be a challenge.
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Going Above and Beyond- Featuring an Impressive Usage of Glass at the Goddard Space Flight Center

Going Above and Beyond- Featuring an Impressive Usage of Glass at the Goddard Space Flight Center

Added on 01/20/2017

NASA- National Aeronautics and Space Administration is known for ground breaking innovation and going to places that the average person only dreams about.
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Eat, Listen, Learn and Earn!

Eat, Listen, Learn and Earn!

Added on 12/21/2016

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is a community of about 88 000 members, whose head office is based in Washington, DC in the United States and has more than 250 divisions worldwide. This association influences and educates the industry by offering hundreds of courses every year. These courses help members of the association to work more wisely and accumulate the necessary continuing education units.
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