05/01/2011

Pilkington Profilit Channel Glass by Technical Glass Products

 

Who are you?
Pilkington Profilit channel glass.

Where are you from?
I'm originally from Germany, but lately I've been residing in Snoqualmie, Wash.

Aside from sugar and spice and everything nice, what else are you made of?
I'm made of U-shaped, linear cast glass channels in an extruded metal perimeter frame. When you mix me with sugar and spice and everything nice, you get a façade or wall that obscures vision while allowing light to pass through.

What one word best describes you?
Luminous.

What do you see when you look in the mirror?
My reflection in the mirror is always changing. Some days I'm so translucent I can barely see myself; other days I'm bright green, sapphire blue, hot pink or even gold. Not to mention, my shape is always changing. I can be tall, short or patterned, although I have to say my favorite is when I'm curved like rippling waves.

How do you lessen your environmental impact?
I help architects and designers reduce electric lighting loads by diffusing soft, even light to reduce unnecessary glare and heat gain or loss.

In what type of interior do you make the greatest impact?
My friends have told me I make the biggest impact in offices, lobbies and entryways. These spaces are often in need of natural light but must be concealed from other parts of the building. I help solve this challenge by letting in daylight, while offering various levels of translucencies to meet the desired level of privacy. I can be playful, elegant or modern in design.

Describe the secret to your success.
The secret to my success is my ability to multitask. I can transfer natural light without the loss of privacy while helping with sound reduction, or I can act as a dramatic backdrop by day and be backlit at night. Some say I blend all the benefits of daylight with the modern form.

 

 
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