Eastman Announces the 2014 World of Color Award™ Winners

This growing, international competition pays tribute to architects, interior designers, furniture designers and other industry professionals who used Vanceva color interlayers for laminated glass in their work. Two winners and four honorable mentions were recognized for their creative and unique applications.

We congratulate all the architects and artists who found beauty and imagination through the use of color. Bravo!

Or learn more about the international design competition here.

Quote: Julie Schimmelpenningh

“Glass is the portal through which we experience light in the built environment. Adding color to that glass, whether it is in exterior glazing, interior partitions, furniture or art, elevates the experience of light.”

~ Julie Schimmelpenningh

Architect: Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB
Glazing Manufacturer: Gemax Glas AB

Knutpunkten in Mölndal is, next to the Nils Ericsson-terminal in Gothenburg, the most important bus and railway station in the region.

The process of renewing the station and turning it in to an attractive part of the city begun...

Lofts in Color

Architects: Rearquitectura / Antonio Menéndez Ferrer – Cristian Barrientos Vera
Location: Cerro Yungay, Valparaiso, Chile

Lofts Yungay II is a collective housing building located in the outskirts of the World Heritage Area of Valparaíso, Chile. This city is one of the largest Chilean ports in the Pacific Ocean. Valparaiso’s landscape is very characteristic due to its many hills packed with colorful houses almost falling out of the cliffs.  Each house is different from one another, but together they create a harmonic landscape.

Quote: Morgan Russell

“Color and light must be entirely melted into one and felt as such – and light must be expressed as it is felt as color.”

~ Morgan Russell

Color Definition #4

BROWN – We think of our roots when we see brown. We also associate it with aging since most things turn a shade of brown over time. We get an earthy feeling from lighter shades, such as beige, tan and sand, while darker shades can feel a bit murky or foreboding. If you mix brown with shades of red, it will absorb glare. Therefore, it is an effective color to use in rooms with harsh light and where the climate is dry.

Restaurant Valvas’or – Valvas’or interier – © AKSL arhitekti d.o.o.

The unique glass façade of theWit immediately stands out to passerby thanks to the striking chartreuse accent that zigzags up the face of the building. The design both adds safety to the building and reflects the exciting aesthetic of theWit’s location in Chicago’s theater district. Reminiscent of flashing marquee lights, the bright zigzag accent has helped theWit to become a prominent location for tourists and locals alike to visit. Architect Jackie Koo says of the project, “I’m really pleased with the way it turned out, but I’m most pleased about how it has successfully become a member...

The Vanceva Color System

Aimee Davis, Architectural Market Manager of the Americas for Solutia Inc., explains how the Vanceva® Color System...

Architect: Nicolas Sack, Albonico Sack Mzumara
Glass Manufacturer: GSA

The intensity and luminosity of coloured glass has been used as a counterpoint to the crisp, ultra-modern, neo-urban style of one of the most upmarket property developments in Johannesburg, South Africa’s biggest city and most influenti al commercial centre.

Built in one of Johannesburg’s luxurious suburbs, Melrose Arch is among the country’s first mixed-use precincts – incorporating offices, retail stores, banks, medical facilities,...

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....

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