MCC Liebman Science Centre
Crystal Lake, IL
Type of Glass
Demonica Kemper Architects partnered with Goldray Glass, and specialty lighting experts, IMEG, to create a custom glass installation measuring 22 ft high by 27 ft wide, which was positioned directly behind the planetarium to enliven the overall experience of the building. The teams worked closely to find a solution that would omit light from coming inside the building. The image captured by the Hubble Telescope was printed onto glass using Goldray's digital ceramic printing process, creating a cost-effective and low-maintenance solution for design needs. The result is a bold and visually stunning art piece that expresses the dynamic nature of the interior program.
Due to the unique nature of the project, the Goldray design team had to think outside of the box and it took some trial and error to ensure that we expressed the magic of astronomy in the best way possible. Knowing that any traditional printing processes would not be enough to allow the vibrant colors of the installation to shine through, our head designer developed a multiple layer solution that captured the architect's design intent. This process created an incredibly animated façade that seamlessly changes from day to night, allowing the stars within the galaxy to stand out.
Demonica Kemper Architects
McHenry Country Glass & Mirror, Inc.
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