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Blow: Urban Lounge & Glass Blowing Studio

Photos & Links: (Web Page 1)
Las Vegas, NV
Cost: $2.5M
Size (sq. ft.): 9000
Description: Visitors to the tavern and gallery can view the glassblowers at work through a fire-protective glass wall separating the functions. The gallery utilizes an existing 1940's storefront: the glassblowing studio and tavern is new construction. An appropriate fire separation segregates the tavern from the gallery. The 2.5 million dollar project is located in an older segment of downtown Las Vegas consisting almost entirely of single-story buildings, and is to be developed between existing structures. The open courtyard entrance brings relief to the block-long street-face. The free-form interior shapes of the tavern also reflect the freedom and art of glass-blowing within the juxtaposition of the rigid urban grid in downtown Las Vegas.

Challenges: Fire-safety between workshop and tavern area open to the public.

Regional Significance: Upscale Urban lounge and gallery in historic downtown Las Vegas.
Area: 9,000 Square Feet.
Extra Note: AIA Nevada Design Awards (2006) Entry No. UB06014, Submission.
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