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Tiburon Residence - with SF Bay view modern-exterior

Tiburon Residence - with SF Bay view


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December 3, 2013
gjmadhus wrote:
How was this lighting effect achieved. Looks amazing
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Sutton Suzuki Architects
Hi gjmadhus,
These are glass pavers from IBP Glass Block Grid System. There is no built in lighting system, but they are illuminated from the driveway below. I hope that answers your question!
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October 10, 2013
michael_yar wrote:
Nice crystal blocks. Can you walk on these?
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Sutton Suzuki Architects
Hi there,
Yes, these crystal blocks can be walked on. Thanks for the interest!
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Swift Track, Inc.
We at Swift Track, Inc. have developed and patented the only glass block installation system with internal illumination capabilities, for the “Thin Line Series Blocks”. This system utilizes a uniquely extruded clear acrylic channeling profile, along with an injection-molded connector, which guarantees simplicity and perfection. Swift Track was designed to take into consideration the more complex commercial applications for some very dramatic and colorful, visual effects. Amazed by Swift Tracks design and ease in which one can introduce color and light, Swift Track has become the system of choice for residential and commercial builders, Hotel and Entertainment Chains, Architects, Designers and Homeowners. Because of the unique, clear, profile extrusion, two ½” channels act as chases to house fiber optics, rope lighting, even LED strips to illuminate your glass block project.
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November 30, 2013
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January 22, 2012
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Erin Lang Norris added this to Circles Make a Well-Rounded Home
Unexpected features such as an underground light like this one add charm and playfulness to a home. The grid pattern within the circle helps tone the glow down a bit and adds visual interest.
This house incorporates glass-block pavers in a circle that glows at night. The glass block serves as a skylight during the day and a unique lantern at night.
Lisa Frederick added this to Great Material: Glass Block Grows Up
This was a "wow" moment for me. Glass-block pavers in the ground form a skylight during the day and a glowing focal point at night. What an inspired idea!
Use light and reflections. While this home's architectural lines are undeniably appealing, the structure is all the more stunning after dark when interior and exterior lighting turn it into a glowing beacon. Light creates dramatic contrast — thus, emphasis. Additionally, light can be reflected, which adds a touch of mystery.

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