Healthcare Design – Bent Glass
Counterbalancing negative emotions: The power of architecture and design on the human psyche is reflected strongly in public spaces that wield emotional clout, such as cultural centres, schools, city halls – and hospitals.
Working on two hospital projects, United Hospital Mother Baby, and Mother Mercy Hospital (both in Minnesota), with designer HDR of Hopkins MN, Nathan Allan chose to unite uplifting visual appeal with multi-leveled function. HDR selected Nathan Allan’s unique Mirage textured glass panels for both projects, to create spaces that provide privacy as well as comfort, using color, texture and light.
Glasswork is both organic and sanitary: Mirage textured glass, part of Nathan Allan’s Classic Textures Directional Series, is a free flowing pattern with fluidly shaped lines of deep texture. Organic molds are produced with deep recesses to allow for the profound surface striations. Each mold is individually created to form a continuous pattern from panel to panel.