Project Location

San Jose, CA

Architect

BFGC - IBI Group Architects

Product

HSW60

"The Campus Center blurs the line between indoor and outdoor space. The NanaWalls creates a flexible environment." 

Increased Flexibility, Visibility and Sustainability

The aluminum-framed, thermally broken system replaced the existing, single-glazed storefront windows. To contrast the beige truss work and bronze siding, BFGC-IBI Group chose dark gray anodized frames. The panels’ limited fenestration (a single mullion bar divides the lower third from the top par) provides excellent illumination and a modernist aesthetic. 

The result is an attractive façade that addresses issues of flexibility, visibility and sustainability.

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"When the NanaWall system is open, the space works as a multi-purpose room. When closed, it creates space for two diverse uses: an intimate and private student lounge on one side and a more active space on the other.”

"The NanaWall system takes advantage of a fine climate much of the year and accommodates groups of 100 or more children for popular story hours. The south orientation is dealt with by the use of low-e glass."

“The multi-use space that we designed to adjoin two classrooms needed great visibility and flexibility, with good acoustic separation. The NanaWall not only does this, it’s easy to operate and beautiful.”

"All other systems we considered were complicated, inflexible, and did not support our design goal of an integrated window wall that completely opened to the outdoors. The NanaWall system was easy to install and our students and teachers love to use it.” 

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