Our SOLO acid etched glass railing system usually is completed with the posts on the outer side of the glass infill. The Architectural Alliance & Interclad, Inc. flipped this design to hide the posts on the inside of the glass, creating a floating effect.
Here at Viva Railings, we custom fabricate all of our systems to accommodate any design preference. Something unique about the University of Minnesota Biomedical center was the height of the glass. Instead of the standard 42”, The Architectural Alliance, the architect on this project, decided to lengthen the height of the glass to 63” as to accentuate the grandeur of the staircase. For this SOLO custom glass railing system application, the owners could choose to use a wood rail with Red Oak, Cherry or Maple finishes. You can find an example of the maple wood rail on the SOLO system in the New York State University Business School. However, they went with the industrial look of a Stainless steel rail. This example shows the SOLO post using a fascia mount, however, core mount and top mounting options are also available. The most distinct feature of this SOLO application is the Acid etched on the outside of the glass infill, creating a wall of glass going up the staircase. These options give our clients the freedom to create just the right look for each unique project and application.
The University of Minnesota Biomedical Genomics Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota used over 350 linear ft. of our SOLO railings system for Monumental stair railing application in the buildings 4 story atrium. The above standard height of the custom acid etched glass along with the hidden LED lights created a bioluminescent effect that reflects the science building perfectly. This minimalistic stainless steel system utilized ultra-slim bar posts that almost disappear from the line of sight. SOLO is uniquely designed with a cohesive line flow & multi-function parts.