glass samples


Are you planning to dispose of architectural glass samples? The ridiculously heavy, 1 foot by 1 foot squares from the long-forgotten projects, which still take up the precious space in your office? Rather than sending them to a landfill, give them to us.

I grew up in a small communist country behind the iron curtain, and I still remember  a huge drum where all broken glass was duly collected in the corner of our local glazier’s shop for recycling.  I have not found such a drum in America yet.  When I had my window replaced, I learned that i’s nearly impossible to recycle window glass.  All the energy and resources embedded in these samples just end up in waste fields.  Architectural glass is seldom recycled. 

We need over 100 glass samples for an adaptive reuse project, where we will use them to glaze a brand new house. If you are in the South Florida area and have more than 50 of them, we can come and pick them up. Also, if you are further north and have sufficiently large quantity, reach out to us, we may be able to pick them up. Your name will be placed on the list of  donors displayed prominently on site.

Obviously, since I am an architectural glass freak, I prefer interesting glass samples, so I can play with them in my spare time… However, I know these samples you would rather keep for yourself anyway.  We prefer insulated AND laminated glass samples, as well as triple insulated samples, but ANY glass samples, as long as they are 1 foot by 1 foot size are OK.

Now, if you plan to follow our example, here are the details of the project: it’s a house of 100 windows, where glass samples are set directly in masonry openings to create a large scale mosaic effect. We will follow with photographs.

Thanks for your help!

I would like to thank the following firms: Arquitectonica, McHarry Associates, and Fergusson Glasgow Schuster Soto, Inc. for their donations of glass samples!