Shading with Patterns at White Block

The glazing at White Block Gallery is nearing completion.  We are very excited about our custom fritted glass pattern which encloses all of the transparent parts of the building.  Seemingly simple, the gradation works in multiple different ways:  It shades the space during the warmer summer months while allowing in the low winter sun for passive heating.  It also filters views to the outside giving the larger galleries a sense of interior intimacy while allowing controlled views to the natural surrounds. From the exterior it lends the building many complex readings: sometimes reflecting and augmenting the landscape and sometimes allowing views to the interior logic of the structural system.