Architectural glass is traditionally supported by securing its edges, but architects often seek a cleaner aesthetic. The framing system for Viracon’s ClearPoint requires less contact with glass than the typical structural support. Instead, the mounting system incorporates an interior base spacer that rests between the exterior and interior lites of the point-supported insulating glass system, which is available with a low-E coating and silkscreen finish. viracon.com
Jennifer Brite is a design journalist and public-health scientist who is currently pursuing a doctorate in public health with a concentration in epidemiology and demography at the City University of New York. For ARCHITECT, she writes about new products and sustainable design.