For windows, walls, and even stairs, glass plays a significant role in design. In the built environment, it is also an effective way to literally and symbolically underscore the cultural and organizational transparency that many of our clients nurture. Glass celebrates light, something innately understood by medieval architects in their use of stained glass, a fact not lost on Louis Comfort Tiffany.
Playing off the magic of stained glass, a two-story, multi-pane glass feature adds interest, color, and livens a stair and adjacent areas for this client.
Here, a wall of operable, vertical glass fins in a gradient of brand colors creates a feature wall as part of the redesigned stairwell. Fed from above by an added skylight, the play of light bathes the stair, pantry, and lounge areas, and filters through the colored fins, bringing a bright warmth to a communal hub.
Fins, angled to catch the light from panoramic views, etched with geometric abstractions of cascading water, mimic the river below in the shift and twist of their placement and are both a design and an informational feature. Translucent video screens floating over the fins tell the client’s story.
IA is a global firm of architects, designers, strategists, and specialists .We focus exclusively on environments through the lens of interior architecture—a radical idea in 1984, when IA was founded. We are highly connected agents of change, committed to creativity, innovation, growth, and community.
3rd Party Cookies
This website uses Google Analytics to collect anonymous information such as the number of visitors to the site, and the most popular pages. We also rely on ActiveCampaign to measure the effectiveness of our email communications. In addition, Vimeo does record some anonymized data surrounding about your video experience on our website that we do not have access to. You may request that Vimeo erase your personal information via this link. Lastly, ZoomInfo provides IA Interior Architects with anonymized data about the organizations who might be visiting our website so we can gauge the success of our marketing initiatives.
Keeping these cookies enabled helps us to improve our website. Click "Show Details" to see more information about each of the cookies that we utilize.
Please enable Strictly Necessary Cookies first so that we can save your preferences!
Tracking email message efficiency, email opt-ins, and the website behavior of IA Interior Architects email subscribers.Learn more: https://www.activecampaign.com/legal/privacy-policy
_ga, _gid, _gat_gtag_UA_92562838_1
Examining Marketing: These cookies are used to find website referrals and examine behavior to help us build a more intuitive website experience. Learn more: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245
This cookie is used by vimeo to collect tracking information associated with videos on interiorarchitects.com. It sets a unique ID to embed videos to the website. IA does not have access to data related to specific individuals. Learn more: https://vimeo.com/privacy