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Photomosaic Glass Wall Serves as Key Design Element in a New BP Office

Post Time:Mar 24,2009Classify:Glass QuotationView:346

Decorative glass played a significant design role in BP America’s government affairs office in Washington, D.C., which recently earned a platinum certification under the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program. According to USGBC, this commercial interior project is the second in the region and one of only 13 nationwide to earn this top certification.

Designed by Fox Architects of McLean, Va., BP America wanted the new space to convey a progressive, welcoming feeling to both staff and visitors. To achieve this goal, the main design element is a photomosaic wall that encompasses all of the glass walls that divide conference room space from the open office environment. The design intent of the wall was to transmit BP’s welcoming message and to express the company’s corporate brand graphically.

The dynamic graphics allow the visitors and employees the opportunity to interact with BP’s corporate culture. The mosaic depicts a field of older dandelions, which signifies regeneration as the seeds disperse. The photomosaic is comprised of 616,896 individual images all culled from BP’s archives. The graphics were printed onto a polyester laminate that was then applied to the glass through an ultra stick material. Kensington Glass Arts Inc. of Kensington, Md., served as both the glass supplier and installer.

In addition to the photomosaic wall, other glass features of the office include high-paneled glass workstations that provide privacy as well as a sense of openness, as well as floor to ceiling exterior glazing to allow in natural light.

Source: decorativeglassmag.comAuthor: shangyi

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