Archive: Dec 2010

  1. Backlit Ham: Can Intense Light Beautify Any Object?

    “Light is the first of painters. There is no object so foul that intense light will not make it beautiful.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson In brainstorming blog posts that connect backlighting to the holiday season (translucent onyx ornaments? scrapping string lights in lieu of flat panels?), we came across this image of sliced ham in […]

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  2. Lighting Control: Speaking Frankly About Dimming Benefits to Building Owners

    In the overview blog post, The 10 Benefits of Lighting Control for Greener, Smarter Building Design, Bill Trammel of the Lighting Control Pros blog outlines the main benefits of implementing lighting control into architectural design.  This blog post provided a great overview of points that can both enlighten designers AND provide relevant data to assist them […]

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  3. Backlit Granite: Transform Bar and Restaurant Spaces from Day to Night

    Backlit granite bars with the correct lighting controls allow designers to explore the furthest ranges of materiality. Granite is often associated with traditional countertops, but with advanced technology and the correct backlighting system, the flip of a switch can dramatically transform from day to night. For this backlit granite bartop application in Dubai, GPI developed […]

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  4. Exterior Stone Panels at Denver Justice and Detention Center

    For this recently completed commercial courthouse project in Denver, GPI’s involvement ranged from stone selection, detailed shop tickets, quality control in production, and shipping coordination.  Our skilled installation partners at Cleveland Marble Mosaic took the reins on-site to complete the installation with skilled craftsmanship. These stone panels and cladding fit seamlessly into existing site conditions […]

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