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Walk This Way! Considerations for Fabricating Glass Flooring

Walk This Way! Considerations for Fabricating Glass Flooring

Added on 11/23/2016

An area of growing popularity for glass usage is flooring. More designers are taking advantage of glass and incorporating it into their projects to bring more natural light and style.
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Humber College: Blending a Clean Modern Volume into an Historical Building

Humber College: Blending a Clean Modern Volume into an Historical Building

Added on 11/02/2016

The Humber College Lakeshore Campus opened the doors to a brand new building. Their challenge? Find a somewhat modern glazing respecting Toronto`s city standards for a unique college campus that dates back to the 1880`s and needs to be restored.
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Create a Strong Architectural Impact with Acid etch on Surface #1

Create a Strong Architectural Impact with Acid etch on Surface #1

Added on 09/16/2016

Because acid-etching is not a coating, its resistance properties in exterior conditions are essentially equivalent to un-etched glass. This is the reason why the exposure of the acid-etched glass surface to exterior weather conditions becomes possible and sustainable.
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“In the Zone” BioSteel Centre Toronto

“In the Zone” The story of the Glass at BioSteel Centre in Toronto

Added on 08/12/2016

In basketball terms, when a team or a player starts to dominate a game, it can be called getting “in the zone.”
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The Innovative Evolution of Spandrel Glass

The Innovative Evolution of Spandrel Glass

Added on 07/14/2016

What is spandrel glass and why is it a crucial part of the aesthetic design of a building?
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Design Brilliance, Use of Etched Glass, Brings “Times Square North” Even More Life

Design Brilliance, Use of Etched Glass, Brings “Times Square North” Even More Life

Added on 06/20/2016

How do you stand out from the crowd when said crowd is already one of the most popular areas in town?
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Stepping Up… Glass usage in a Stunning Stairwell

Stepping Up… Glass usage in a Stunning Stairwell

Added on 04/15/2016

Glass as flooring is becoming more acceptable thanks to the trend being jumpstarted with stairs being used with glass in some iconic projects.
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Solving Daylighting Challenges With Acid-etched Glass & Mirror

Solving Daylighting Challenges With Acid-etched Glass & Mirror

Added on 04/07/2016

The architectural community appreciates the multiple benefits of letting natural light into buildings. The challenge is to allow the appropriate level in while minimizing the unwanted effects.
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Then and Now - The Growth of Acid-etched Glass on the Exterior

Then and Now - The Growth of Acid-etched Glass on the Exterior

Added on 03/18/2016

One of the first projects that Walker Glass manufactured for exterior use was the National Institute of Scientific Research (INRS) building in Laval, QC.
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Bird Friendly Glass Testing Continues its Evolution

Bird Friendly Glass Testing Continues its Evolution

Added on 03/11/2016

Bird friendly building design continues to be a challenge, with up to a billion birds dying each year in the United States alone due to collisions with buildings and specifically the glass installed.
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