John Lum Architecture, Inc. AIA
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Whelan-Funston modern-bathroom



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October 4, 2012
downtown1 wrote:
I love the glass blocks and was wondering if silhouettes were visible from inside? - Hello, we were thinking about the glass blocks in the bathroom to bring light in with privacy and was wondering about silhouettes especially at night. Any thoughts will be appreciated.
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John Lum Architecture, Inc. AIA
There are many types of glass block out there, and yes, many of them will provide a silhouette however they tend to distort which can be a plus in this type of situation. Try going to a supplier and choose several of them to see how they affect light at night.
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July 12, 2012
mewsic wrote:
How should you finish the area around the block window when it is not flush with the wall? - We're tiling the shower area and have about an inch depth to the window. How do we finish it?
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There are quite a few options, depending on your window details, and the trim throughout the bathroom. You could wrap the return in the same tile as the wall - similar to the bathroom in this image.
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