Channel 9’s hit television show The Block provided another amazing season in 2016. At Viridian, we were thrilled to be involved as a sponsorship partner, featuring not one but two of our residential glass products.
Our high-end glazing products proved to be a brilliant fit for the Art deco theme, with our LightBridgeTM and MirraEchoTM glass both playing major roles in the execution of the rooms, as well as the main entrance foyer. From stylish kitchen splash backs to hero ‘windows-as-walls’, our glass was a fundamental to The Block’s formation.
Season Architect for The Block Julian Brenchly sat down and discussed the importance of glass selection in making the apartments flourish– not only in aesthetic but comfort too. He explains;
“The technology is extraordinary in the double-glazing we are putting in this building,” Brenchly explains. “People don’t even realise it and that is a good thing. They are not asking the question whether it is double-glazed because they are perfectly comfortable. If someone can walk into a room, not even notice it and walk back out again and feel perfectly comfortable – job done.”
With a huge factor of The Block coming down to the decorative element, it was essential that the mirrors created a timeless yet standout look to an already impressive building. Wanting to keep the design simple and classy, it was imperative the design wasn’t polarising but warm and inviting for tenants and visitors.
“The towering, beveled foyer mirrors in Viridian MirraEchoTM are quite a standout,” Brenchly explains. “That bronze finish is really a spectacular bit of glass work. It’s a spectacular example of how to use glass in a building both for colour and for mirrors in the foyer with a beveled edge detail. It’s really such a simple thing to have bronzed mirrors and yet it offers this amazing colour against the white wall. You walk in there and don’t even realise that it is a bright, stark white wall because you are so drawn to the warmth of the glass and reflection. That is fantastic.”