707 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles

707 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles

Architect: Johnson Fain
Type of works: design and installation of a glazed avenue within an existing office tower lobby.

The objective of this renovation was to create a 990m2 visible avenue through the existing office tower lobby. Novum was contracted to design, furnish and install expansive facades on the north and south sides of the building and a skylight roof over the west garden. To increase the transparency of the facades, nearly their entire weight is suspended via tension rods. The facades are designed to accommodate seismic activity through flexible joints and ductile material. The striking point-supported glass walls create a nearly seamless transition into the office tower lobby.

Using AES and TR structural systems, satin stainless-steel tension rods support mild-steel tube braces painted with a three-coat system at the lobby walls. The skylight structure is comprised of double channel steel beams painted with a three-coat system.

With the ECG and PSG glazing systems, aluminium edge clamps support clear, laminated glass with a frit pattern in the skylight. The façade is comprised of low-iron, laminated glass with a frit pattern and solar control film supported by stainless-steel rotules and electropolished glazing arms.

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