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The 2014 Vanceva® World of Color Awards™ is a global recognition program created to honor innovation and inspire the use of color in the built environment.
Architects, interior designers, glass fabricators, glazing engineers and other industry professionals will be recognized for their awe-inspiring architectural design projects that demonstrate creativity and forward-thinking uses of colored glass made with the Vanceva color interlayer system.
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December 29th, 2011
“To be successful, a room must contain the element of contrast-in forms as well as in colors and textures.”
~ Michael Taylor
December 28th, 2011
December 27th, 2011
WHITE – White is commonly associated with purity and innocence. White lacks colors of any kind. Since it lacks color of any kind, it is the most popular choice as a background color, as all other colors will be seen in sharp contrast. However, stark white is very cold and can, in some settings, appear almost blue. There are many different shades and tints of white, from cool...
December 22nd, 2011
General Contractor: Kiewit Pacific Co.
Architect: Santiago Calatrava
Project Manager: Omni Means
Laminator: Oldcastle Glass®, Prelco Inc., Rivière-du-Loup
Rarely do architects have the opportunity to create landmarks significant enough to redefine a city’ s perception of it self. When the residents of Redding, California, set out to salute the majestic surroundings of the region’s sweeping mountain vistas and rushing river, they reached halfway...
December 21st, 2011
Two fishermen reported seeing what looked like a black rainbow arching from the mountain to the ocean at 9:00 P.M. at night
Can a black rainbow occur at night?
“Moonbows” coincide with a full moon and are the result of light refracting through water droplets in the...
December 20th, 2011
Architect: Christophe Carpente
Laminator: Sanshiba Glass
Glass Installer: Ueno Glass
Most fashion designers favor minimalist white backgrounds to showcase their creations, but French designer Christian Lacroix has boldly taken...
December 19th, 2011
Bright orange and sunny yellow glass panels infuse the atmosphere of this hair salon with confidence and energy. Customers to the Ruengrit Hairdressing Academy want the latest hairstyles and the laminated glass architecture certainly reflects this cutting-edge mentality. With its bold...
December 16th, 2011
The sapphire blue blood of the horseshoe crab is the world’s only known substance that can be used to test for contaminants in every drug and every vaccine in the world. The crabs are “bled” by a fast and painless process. 24 hours later, they are returned to the ocean.”LAL,” the protein ingredient...