Today I am looking at using glass block for awnings and canopies. The world is full of glass block haters and glass block lovers. I fall some place in the middle. I have found that given the right application, glass block does look great. For some unexplained reason, I prefer glass block in commercial settings more than residential settings. Hmm…now that I am using my imagination, I think a glass block awning or canopy would look very cool on a modern or industrial style house. Okay, forget I said the whole thing about commercial applications only
These photos by IBP Glass Block fall into the awesome glass block used in a commercial setting category.
The IBP Grids incorporated into canopy and awning structures enables designers to maximize daylight while providing protection against the elements. By utilizing IBP Grids in canopy or awning projects you can create dynamic, functional structures that harness natural light and at night allow artificial light to flow freely through, illuminating the pedestrian walk spaces below.
-IBP Grids website