- Channel (U-Shaped) Glass
- Textured Glass
- New Construction
- Tomales, CA
- Completion Year
- Deegan-Day Design LLC - Los Angeles, CA
- Glass & Sash, Inc. - San Rafael, CA
When designing a home in the iconic glass house typology, the glass itself can be a powerful source of differentiation and originality. The award-winning C-Glass House by Deegan-Day Design presents Bendheim channel glass as “an interesting way of developing the particular historical trajectory [of the glass house].” The material toughness of the glass is appropriate for this wind-swept site, while providing “another kind of surface, or screen, that seems to play up the quality of light” (from jury comments, AIA California Council Residential Design Honor Award, 2016).
The C-Glass House opens to a spectacular panoramic view of Tomales Bay and the open ocean, occasionally bracing against 100 mph winds from multiple directions. Affixed in our SF-60 framing system, Solar textured channel glass defines the house’s exterior, creates privacy, and diffuses the strong Californian sunlight. Captured at the top and bottom, the tempered channel glass spans the height of the house, seamlessly turning corners without the need for extra metal supports.
The channel glass fulfills the client’s request for having a Manhattan glass penghouse by the Pacific Ocean with “a minimal level of barrier between herself and the environment.” At the same time, it provides steadfast protection from the elements, having passed stringent tests for air & water infiltration, as well as structural and seismic performance.
— Joe Day, Principal of Deegan-Day Design
Awards & Recognitions
- Architect Magazine Annual Design Review: Live: Citation, 2011
- AIA California Council (AIACC) Residential Design, Honor Award, 2016