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Colorful Glass Used to Give an Elevator a Unique Look

Post Time:Aug 24,2009Classify:Glass QuotationView:477

An elevator may not always be thought of as an ideal place for decorative glass, but Ouellet Architects in Montreal used a unique concept in designing a second elevator for Saint Joseph’s Oratory, also in Montreal. The project was completed late last year.

Designed by architect Paul de Guire, the new elevator has a bold design that incorporates glass panels of 11 distinct colors resembling the oratory’s stained glass windows.

The combination of colours varies from one floor to another, with each one representing a specific area. Each floor features a dominant color to help identify that specific area.

A total of 787 glass pieces, each a different shape, were made with acid-etched, 6-mm PPG’s Starphire glass, laminated with a colored interlayer. Walker Glass from Montreal supplied the acid-etched glass in its Velour finish to fabricator Euroverre in Laval, Quebec. Euroverre then cut, polished and laminated the pieces together.

The original pattern in the decorative glass was based on the “the sheaf of wheat” symbolism. The glass shapes and the vertical and slanted framework are designed to be reminiscent of wheat stalks, a symbol of Christianity.

Source: decorativeglassmag.comAuthor: shangyi

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