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The architectural intent was to have a highly transparent entrance lobby with the exterior glass guard to the upper levels integrated with the lower glass wall.
The options of a “Doc and Pin” system or an “NHG (No Holes in Glass)” system were presented to the architect who chose the latter. Each panel of glass rests on a ledge which is affixed to the glass fins and the glass is bonded to the fins to resist wind loads. No fasteners are visible from the outside.
To keep the design cohesive on this open project – Stella provided solutions for the following areas:
While the “hidden hardware” on this project looks simple, the design and structural condsiderations with a system like this are anything but.
Lucky the “glass experts with over 20 years’ experience” were collaborating on this job (that us…Stella).
Find out the key consideration swhen looking at a No-Hole-In-Glass solution by reading – Creating a High Glass Wall with No Holes In Glass – A Closer Look at McMaster University Project