[EPISODE] The Tools Of The Trade – Architectural Glass
On this week’s show “Tools Of The Trade- Architectural Glass” my conversations with Daniel Stewart from Bendheim Glass Co.
Daniel and I will discuss “transparency and reflection” with the use of architectural glass as a material of choice for Designers and Architects. Bendheim Glass has a long and important legacy as a leader and supplier of architectural glass in New York City and beyond.
David introduces tonight’s topic: glass and how it is utilized within our homes. David discusses the metaphor of a glass house to show how glass offers beautiful transparency. He mentions the history of glass in architecture. He notes that transparency in a home can illuminate the interior and explains how glass creates a flow of light throughout a space.
David is joined by Daniel Stewart. Daniel shares how he finds beauty in his bed, which exudes both feminine and masculine energies. He describes the process of how glass is laminated to prevent shattering in architectural design. Daniel shares how color and texture plays an important role when working with glass. He also explains the various ways glass has been used in his past projects.
David and Daniel discuss current technologies available working with glass. In a Texas bar project, David discusses one of the ways glass is used in design projects through a chicken wire glass. He also discusses ways glass can be used to optimize design in a space.
David and Daniel take questions from the listeners. They respond to questions that explains how the amount of sunlight coming in via large windows is managed. Other questions deal with the differences of thickness in glass and the best way glass is used to remodel cabinets.