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.

The call for entries is now open. Register your project here.

Or learn more about the international design competition here.

Hospitals are, by necessity, often large, utilitarian buildings. But that doesn’t mean they can’t also be cheerful, colorful, and kid-friendly. The All Children’s Hospital in St....

No longer reserved for paint and wall coverings, Architects and Designers continue to push the envelope, developing...

The playful colors and futuristic design of the Casa de Bonecas makes this modern dollhouse a favorite among children and their parents. Lilac,...

Architect: Carlos Ott, Uruguay
Builder: Coscan Construction
Glass Fabricator: Viracon
Glazing Contractor: Permasteelisa

The Miami skyline is home to a gleaming condominium tower, Jade Ocean. The tower, owned by Fortune Development and designed by world-renowned architect...

Quote: Henri Matisse


“The use of expressive colors is felt to be one of the basic elements of the modern mentality, a historical necessity, beyond choice.”

~ Henri Matisse

Courtesy of Denise Turner

In many parts of the world, interior designers and architects are required, by code to specify fluorescent lighting for commercial as well as residential interiors. However not all fluorescent lighting is created equal, which is why it is imperative that we specify the best possible light source; for the integrity of our designs and for the health of building occupants. LED lighting is rapidly emerging in every aspect of interior design and is gaining popularity for its color resolution and environmental benefits. Increased use of glass also meets the increasing demands of the environmental and energy issues that are tied to stricter building codes. The expanded use of glass for interior partitions, doors, wall cladding and...

Color Definition #2: Black


Black is the inclusion of all colors, unlike white which has no color. Black creates a sense of intrigue, depth and high drama. It is a color that some find magical and sexy and very masculine. For others it is too somber and uncomfortable. Used sparingly, however, it can be extremely elegant and can effectively highlight...

Parkhaus Berlin Auto Garage, Berlin, Germany

Architect: Kny & Weber, Berlin
Laminator: Thiele-Glaswerke, Wermsdorf
Building Owner: Wohnungsbaugesellschaft Berlin-Mitte

The parking garage is located in the Rathausstraße at close quarters to the “red guildhall”, at the foot of the television...

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