Why do you own an Apple product?
NEW technology? UNIQUE design? Because it’s APPLE?
With each new iPhone and Mac Computer, Apple does not hesitate to go after the NEXT BIG THING; but there’s more to them than just technological advances. It lies within their foundation, and could lie within yours too. Do you have something like it?
Have You Heard of STRUCTURAL GLASS?
Apple has recently been awarded a STRUCTURAL GLASS DESIGN patent for their store in Shanghai! Made almost entirely out of monolithic glass, their latest structure is held together using only metal connecting joints! To successfully accomplish this COMPLEX DESIGN, the glass must be able to support a heavy structural load and several forces of expected magnitudes. So how did we accomplish it?
How Do We Do It?
As most architects view WINDOWS and DOORS as additions to structural elements, we view them as the structural elements for your room or skylight. Structural glass allows glass in itself to become a structural element to withstand these forces using MINIMAL STEEL or laminated glass beams and fins. ADMIRE the details of this star inspired skylight above.
Like Apple, this family wanted to create something unique; to STAND OUT among what anyone else had. With minimal joints holding the glass together, they wanted to add a decorative steel element to bring an essence of ELEGANCE. Eagerly awaiting the installation of their skylight, final touches on design have been made and production has begun!
How Can You Have the Next Best Thing?
Let us bring something unique to your home, adding the GIFT OF NATURAL LIGHT to enhance your family’s life. Please CALL us at 410.479.4700!
Builder: David Bentz with Horizon Builders
Architect: Gary Lofdahl with Clites Architects
Landscape Architect: Leslie Gignoux with Fritz and Gignoux.