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Kalwall: Company Brings Distinct Lighting to Calder Foundation


5/15/2015

 

What was once three disparate rooftop sheds are now one breathtaking space that Calder Foundation president Alexander S.C. Rower compares to a Parisian artist's garret.

The Calder Foundation's new office suite/gallery in New York City has garnered the attention of the design world, and architect Stephanie Goto's project was nominated for the 2015 Architizer A+ Awards.

Kalwall translucent panels are a key feature in the design, bathing the works of Alexander Calder and the other artists on display in museum-quality daylight.

"Our mission was to light the spaces that we created effortlessly and naturally," Goto said. "We achieve this in how we integrated Kalwall with our architecture. The Kalwall was an integral part in the architecture for the skylights and clerestories."

Rower said the space would have reminded Calder, his grandfather, of an artist's loft in France, where Calder had a studio. 

Goto said Kalwall daylighting offered a perfect solution to the skylights and clerestories that line the 4,000-square foot space.

"The quality of the natural light illumination and the energy efficiency of the product was what we were attracted to," Goto said.

Kalwall is recognized for its innovations in window designs that provide a more predictable, better quality of usable natural light with superior thermal properties and best-in-industry solar heat gain control.


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