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    Holan Architects | John Lewis House Tour

    Thursday, November 18, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm PST

    Home of noted architectural Glass Artist John Lewis, the house integrates art and architecture for a visual, sensorial, and tactile tour experience. It features beautiful hand-cast glass used for creating light fixtures, windows, countertops, doors, furniture, and even a glowing hearth. These elements playfully integrate indoors and out in the well-lit home. Used in a variety of innovative and unexpected ways, glass gives these spaces a sense of discovery and delight. During the day, the house sparkles with reflections and light; at night, it glows warmly with texture and color.

    Masks required, vaccinations preferred.

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    About the Presenter

    John Lewis founded his Oakland glass studio in 1969. After receiving an NEA grant in 1980, he experimented with cast glass as a sculptural medium. He built a furnace specifically for casting, which melted and poured glass, and began exploring with different types of molds. John’s work progressed into an architectural format and he began collaborating with architects on projects, incorporating his castings into immense sculptures and functional designs. For over 40 years, John’s studio has worked closely with architects, landscape architects, interior designers, and industrial designers on projects that incorporate cast glass in buildings and exterior environments. From furniture to glass stair treads, John’s applications for cast glass are endless.

    Learn more: www.johnlewisglass.com


    Learning Objectives

    1. Attendees will learn the physical properties and attributes of glass and why it is an excellent alternative for many architectural components.
    2. Attendees will learn how cast glass can be used for custom architectural components such as light fixtures and doors and windows.
    3. Attendees will learn how cast glass can be used for interior and exterior architectural elements such as furniture and planters.
    4. Attendees will learn how to integrate cast glass into custom countertops and sinks.







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    Thursday, November 18, 2021
    5:30 pm - 6:30 pm PST
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    John Lewis Home Tour
    Oakland, CA 94618 United States + Google Map