Pilkington OptiViewTM anti-reflective glass
Pilkington OptiView™ is ideal for museums and displays, retail storefronts, showrooms, or anywhere views can be improved. By
minimizing visible light reflectance to less than 2 percent, Pilkington OptiView™ provides a superior viewing experience without the
glare of clear float glass.
• Transmits more than 90% visible light while blocking 99% transmitted UV light
• Low-e properties & thermal insulation when installed in an insulating glass unit
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• Superior safety, security, & acoustic performance
• Durable pyrolytic coating & virtually unlimited shelf-life
Pilkington OptiViewTM Clear Glass
Culture finds its expression through design.
We normally think of literacy in terms of a culture’s
spoken and written languages, but there are many
unspoken languages in various cultures, such as
the visual cues and profound messages contained
in and communicated through their interior places.
What we recognize as cultural movements—such
as classicism, romanticism, or modernism—are
notable shifts in mindsets that led to a change
in design thinking and, thus, cultural expression.
In hindsight, we see how the predominance of
certain cultural memes influenced design choices
and then were reinforced and elaborated upon by
artists and designers. Some cultures pay homage
to the life of the mind and social order. They favor
abstract, geometrical forms and linear, hierarchical arrangements. Other cultures
are oriented to the natural world, and they reflect that in their use of organic forms,
colors, and patterns drawn from local flora, fauna,
and natural phenomena.
For example, William D. Browning, founder
of Terrapin Bright Green and a major influence in
developing a culture of sustainability, has dedicated
much of his professional career to improving the
health and well-being of individuals by connecting
the natural and built environments. He was recently
honored with our Design for Humanity distinction.
Culture inspires design, but it can also limit
how we design. If we are locked into a particular
paradigm, we may not explore other avenues of
design. For more than 50 years in the U.S. we
have built communities based on the ideals of the
nuclear family and the “American dream” of sub-
urbanism that formed the bedrock of the post-WWII economic boom. Designers
have introduced many improvements and innovations over the years, but the basic
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Lisa Marie Tucker
Nancy Vincent McClelland Merit winner
William D. Browning
Design for Humanity winner