VIDEOS: DYNAMIC VIEWS AND PRIVACY WITH CLEARSHADE™ GLAZING
With Panelite ClearShade™ IGU, views are interactive and dynamic: your view depends on your position relative to the honeycomb core and to lighting conditions. Sightlines are directed through the tubular, cellular structure of the honeycomb, creating a cone of vision. In addition to maintaining views, ClearShade provides exceptional solar heat control and ample diffuse daylight. All three factors are critical to occupant well-being and productivity.
EXAMPLE ONE – KANEKO MUSEUM FACADE (CS TYPES TTW7 AND TBK7):
The façade of the new Kaneko Museum expansion in Omaha Nebraska features wide horizontal bands of black and white ClearShade honeycomb glazing, paying tribute to the stripes often explored by Jun Kaneko in his work. The tubular honeycomb cells provide directional views: the facade appears opaque or translucent depending on the angle of view or the lighting conditions. The result is a highly dynamic, engaging facade in bold black and white stripes that allows for intermittent views: from outside, of the activity within; from inside, of the historic neighborhood.
EXAMPLE TWO – GARMIN HEADQUARTERS CLERESTORY (CS TYPE TTW10):
A horizontal band of Panelite above clear vision glass allows for dynamic views from inside the building – the video shows the change in opacity as the viewer nears the facade. From the outside of the building, especially at a distance, it appears nearly opaque and acts as a design element, striking a fixed line on the façade. At peak hours, when the sun’s rays are hitting the glazing at an angle, the ClearShade™ is providing shade and solar heat control as well as diffuse daylighting. (See more Garmin photos here.)
EXAMPLE THREE – LAKEVIEW PUBLIC SCHOOL FACADE (CS TYPE TTWR3):
Directional Transparency: ClearShade™ provides privacy when viewed at an angle, and clear views when viewed head on. Children playing in the school yard are only visible when looking directly through the unit. Inside, there is ample natural daylight and solar shading throughout the day. (Wendel Architects / Installer: Heartland Glass)
EXAMPLE FOUR – LAKEVIEW PUBLIC SCHOOL FACADE (CS TYPE TTWR3):
As the viewer approaches, directly perpendicular to the façade, the pattern of the honeycomb becomes more apparent but a clear view across the courtyard is always maintained.