Solar Innovations: Custom Geometric Skylight as an Architectural Focal Point

Custom Geometric Skylight as an Architectural Focal Point
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While designing a wellness center in Monticello, New York, architect Kimberly Ryan at Liscum McCormack VanVoorhis sought a manufacturer to create an eye-catching skylight.

The wellness center features a six-story hotel, spas, yoga rooms, and a centrally located indoor pool. Over this pool, Ryan desired a large custom geometric skylight that would both serve as a focal point and allow daylight to brighten the pool area.

Daylight is particularly important in a wellness center setting due to the correlation of natural light with improved moods, increased productivity, and higher quality sleep cycles.

The architect envisioned a 16-sided polygonal structure that would taper to a single point. The opening for the skylight would exceed 30 feet at its greatest length.

The only drawback of this impressive star-shaped design was the complexity and structural needs of the design at its size.

Custom Geometric Skylight as an Architectural Focal Point

 

Solution

Solar Innovations® answered the call and worked with the architect to design and manufacture the unique skylight.

Solar Innovations®’ in-house engineering team utilized the high-strength and lightweight properties of aluminum to accommodate the span and complexity of the 16-sided polygonal skylight.

Heavy aluminum glazing bars were chosen and the skylight was constructed in an alternating series of valleys and peaks. Solar Innovations® provided a custom color match finish to seamlessly blend into the center’s color palette.

Once manufactured, the skylight was delivered to the job site and carefully installed by the Solar Innovations® Install Team.

The skylight capitalizes on southeastern sunlight to provide daylighting to the centralized pool room, adding to the ambience and serenity of the space.

Through Solar Innovations®’ engineering and design, this striking, geometrically complex skylight will surely become the architect’s desired focal point once the wellness center reaches completion.

 

Project Details

Series: SI5600 Custom 16 Sided Polygonal Skylight

Finish: Custom Paint to Match “Medium Bronze”

Glazing: 1” Bronze Tempered over 5/16” Clear SN-68 Annealed Laminated Insulated Glazing

Architect: Kimberly Ryan, Liscum McCormack VanVoorhis LLP. 181 Church Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Job Site: YO1 Wellness Center, 420 Anawanna Lake Road, Monticello, NY 12701

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