Ideas for Contemporary Living

Moving Light


Posted on December 4th, by David Bjorngaard in Elements, Knowledge, The Moment. No Comments

I’ve recently designed several stained glass windows and skylights for windows. While color abounds, this is not a requirement, and there is absolutely no reason to veer from a modern point of view. To begin these projects, I referenced a few of my favorites projects and designers for inspiration. Here’s a look at a few of these.

A new point of view. Architects, designers and artists having been rethinking the possibilities, the idea of a stained glass window.

Harpa Concert Hall, Reykjavik

Olafur Eliasson used dichroic and colored glass at the Harpa Concert Hall, Reykjavik

Millennial pink provides color to a refined palette in this private suite at Mist Hot Spring Hotel, China

Millennial pink provides color to a refined palette in this private suite at Mist Hot Spring Hotel, China

Le Corbusier designed stained glass at Le Cite Radieuse in Marseille

Le Corbusier may have used in the trend as he used stained glass in many designs, including this entrance at Le Cite Radieuse in Marseille

Shifting light. The effect of light tracking across a room can provide animation, and reveal the metaphysical passage of time.

Interiors of Ellsworth Kelly church at Blanton Museum

Interiors of Ellsworth Kelly church at Blanton Museum

Exterior at dusk

The tactility of the walls is emphasized and animated in this staircase with colored glass

The tactility of the walls is emphasized and animated in this staircase with colored glass

Private spaces. Bathrooms are a natural location for stained glass window, which can obscure while providing transcendent light.

Richard Christiansen designed a spa retreat animated with pivoting stained glass doors.

Richard Christiansen designed a spa retreat animated with pivoting stained glass doors.

Exterior of the spa…very California.

A Matisse-inspired window

Stairwells. These are a natural location for stained glass windows and skylights, providing much need light, and a does of design into a transitory space. Color here is great, as you don’t need to live with it all day long.

Pierre Yovanovitch designed this magnificent space replete with curves and light.

Pierre Yovanovitch designed this magnificent space replete with curves and light.

Steven Holl designed Maggie's Bart

Steven Holl continues to animate stairways in this design for Maggie’s Center Barts

Introspection. Translucent glass, arranged in a geometric pattern, can provide light and style in spades, while setting the stage for serious concentration or relaxation.

Geometry, texture, color and light subtly animate this A Côte d’Azur interior by Axel Vervoordt

Going old-school with this art deco window in Paris, by Ateliers Duchemin

Creativity. Artist continue to employee stainless in their work, introducing contemporary ideas into an old art form.

A skylight in-progress at the Hotel Alpina, Gstaad

A skylight in-progress at the Hotel Alpina, Gstaad by Ateliers Duchemin

Jean Michel Wilmotte interior for Hotel Lutetia Salon Saint Germain, artist Fabrice Hyber’s colorful glass roof

Updated interiors of the Hotel Lutetia Salon Saint Germain by Jean Michel Wilmotte, include a colorful glass roof by artist Fabrice Hyber

 

David Bjørngaard, December 2018

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