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Cathedrals of Glass

Oct 16th, 2013

The Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, Calif., designed by Phillip Johnson in 1980, remains one of the most iconic buildings in the world. Vertical and horizontal glass attached to space frames creates a dynamic experience both interior and exterior. I can easily believe the story of Johnson taking Dr. Robert Schuller’s experience in starting the […]

Through the Glass Darkly …

Sep 4th, 2013

Ever wonder what goes on in all those dark glass towers … what menacing big brother is concocting ways of invading our privacy, spying on us or taking over the world? Glass boxes have been around for almost a century now, and the mystery of what lies behind remains constant. Some are less mysterious than […]

Chapter One

Jul 24th, 2013

Glass. Is there a more useful and diverse a material? I say no. Glass permeates almost every facet of our lives. Shortly after we are born we are being stared at through glass in the hospital nursery. […]

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