Bendheim projectable glass rainscreen system wins design
New York, NY, May 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Bendheim’s new projectable glass rainscreen system is the winner of Interior Design magazine’s NYCxDESIGN awards. The innovative cladding solution helps architects create fully customizable facades that transform buildings and double as monumental projection screens. It features several eco-smart innovations: from the ability to eliminate costly high carbon steel substructures to its bird-friendly glass design.
This year, 553 NYCxDESIGN award submissions were submitted from 225 manufacturers. Bendheim’s system won the highest honor in the competitive architectural products category. The fully customizable coating system includes technical compression clips and distinctive glass makeup. It attaches directly to buildings, eliminating the need for traditional steel brackets and the shadow lines they cast. With the use of Bendheim’s new LumiFrit ™ surface # 1 fritted glass, it becomes an ideal canvas for monumental projected art.
At night, the glass coating bounces the projected light forward to create a crisp image. During the day, it creates a brilliant white aesthetic, as sunlight reflects off the surface of the sintered glass. Projectable glass can be printed with any custom design including bird safe designs. The maximum panel size can be up to 84 x 165 inches.
Bendheim can tailor the system to suit the unique requirements of each project. The fittings are fully adjustable and can be designed to tolerances of several inches in multiple directions to facilitate quick fabrication and installation. This built-in flexibility allows manufacturing to begin from approved architectural drawings, rather than precise field measurements, speeding up the construction schedule by weeks or months. On-site adjustment also saves time and money for the installer.
The Momentary in Bentonville, AR by Wheeler Kearns Architects is the first building in the world to use this rainscreen system as a 6,000 square foot projection screen. The custom printed glass canvas wraps around an 80-foot-high concrete staircase and elevator tower. It was tested as a projection surface – and stage – when the museum opened. A performance group staged a vertical, gravity-defying ballet on the glass facade, while a dynamic light show projected onto its surface.
The latest recognition of the innovative system follows its Architectural Record Editor’s Choice Award for Best Building Envelope Product of 2020. For more information on Bendheim’s glass rainscreen systems, please visit www. bendheim.com/system/flat-glass-rainscreen-systems/.
Bendheim is one of the world’s most important resources for specialty architectural glass. Founded in New York City in 1927, the fourth-generation family business offers a virtually unlimited range of customizable glass solutions for interior and exterior building applications. Bendheim develops, manufactures and distributes its products worldwide. The company has production facilities in New Jersey and a design lab in New York. For more information, please visit www.bendheim.com.
Momentary Bendheim Projectable Glass Rainscreen
Red backlit momentary Bendheim glass rainscreen