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Project Details:

Architect:

Stephen B. Jacobs

Products used:

Background of project

250 Houston Street is a luxurious 13 story residential building in the vibrant Lower East Side of Houston, New York. The building is home to a number of one, two and three-bedroom residences where the occupants can enjoy a full suite of amenities including a serenity garden, fitness centre, and rooftop terrace which includes the iconic Tibor Kalman clock and offers beautiful New York views.

Objectives

The client was looking to inject some much needed natural daylight into their new fitness center, and so Architects, Stephen B Jacobs Group PC, and Glazing Vision worked closely together to make sure the best skylights were chosen to meet the brief.

Solution

Considered an architectural feature as well as a skylight, and an evolution of the traditional roof lantern, three of our Double Glazed Bespoke Fixed Asymmetrical Pyramid Skylights were specified to help inject as much natural daylight into the fitness centre as possible. This was important to the client as natural daylight has been proven to help our bodies produce Vitamin D, improve our sleep, and help us focus.

“For, Stephen B Jacobs, the inspiration for the pyramid shaped skylights and the surrounding gravel court yard came from the Louvre in Paris.” Thorsten Foerster, Associate, Stephen B Jacobs Architects

The rooflights were constructed of 4 panes with glass-to-glass silicone joints, minimizing framework and therefore offering excellent light transmission. Our pyramid skylights are straightforward to fit, and only require a raised upstand on your roof built to our standard specification. The units are supplied with high specification heat soak tested low e safety glass for optimum thermal performance and durability. The product is also robust and long-lasting, boasting excellent thermal performance and air tightness.

If you are looking for a skylight, get in touch with our team by filling in a contact form or calling us on 833-759-3667, we’d be happy to help.

Technical Corner

Unit 1
Size: 5′ (span) x 5′ (width) asymmetrical pyramid with a max height of 4′-4″
Weight: 75kg
Pitch: Manufactured to suit an installation pitch of 0°
Colour:
Outer Color: RAL9005 Jet Black Matt
Inner Color: RAL9010 Pure White Matt
Glass Specification: 35.5mm double glazed unit (silicone sealed) comprising of 6mm HST Toughened soft coat low E (1.1) 18mm Argon, Black warm edge spacer, silicone sealed 11.5mm Heat strengthened PVB Laminated

Unit 2
Size: 5′ (span) x 5′ (width) asymmetrical pyramid with a max height of 6′-4″
Weight: 280kg
Pitch: Manufactured to suit an installation pitch of 0°
Colour:
Outer Color: RAL9005 Jet Black Matt
Inner Color: RAL9010 Pure White Matt
Glass Specification: 35.5mm double glazed unit (silicone sealed) comprising of 6mm HST Toughened soft coat low E (1.1) 18mm Argon, Black warm edge spacer, silicone sealed 11.5mm Heat strengthened PVB Laminated

Unit 3
Size: 5′ (span) x 5′ (width) asymmetrical pyramid with a max height of 7′-10″
Weight: 280kg
Pitch: Manufactured to suit an installation pitch of 0°
Colour:
Outer Color: RAL9005 Jet Black Matt
Inner Color: RAL9010 Pure White Matt
Glass Specification: 35.5mm double glazed unit (silicone sealed) comprising of 6mm HST Toughened soft coat low E (1.1) 18mm Argon, Black warm edge spacer, silicone sealed 11.5mm Heat strengthened PVB Laminated

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