Posted by: glassblockblogger | July 21, 2011

Glass Block Accent to Mortar Construction

New 4″x4″x4″ Glass Block

New York New Jersey, Boston, Philadelphia

Pittsburgh Corning announced a new size of glass block that provides flexibility when building with glass block. An excellent use for the 4″x4″x4″ Glass Block would be for integration with traditional mortar construction.

Design Considerations

Eastern Glass Block 4"x4"x4"

Brockman Hall at Rice University

The 4″x4″x4″ is an accent piece used with other sizes of glass block to add a new dimension to your design. Here we see an example. The new 4″x4″x4″ glass block was used extensively in Brockman Hall at Rice University to provide the needed security, privacy and aesthetic design to complement the masonry building.

The new 4″x4″x4″ Premiere Series glass block can be used with the 4″x8″x4″ glass block to create a running bond design which provides a new look for glass block installations.

Available Patterns

Eastern Glass Block 4"x4"x4" Design options

DECORA - IceScapes - VUE

The 4″x4″x4″ glass block is available in three classic glass block patterns: DECORA, IceScapes® and VUE®, each provides a different level of privacy.

Premiere Series Glass Block is Pittsburgh Corning’s best series for architects and designers. This series has a variety of sizes, shapes and patterns for the ultimate in design flexibility.

This product is made in the USA with visual brilliance quality and consistency.

  • Compliant with building codes in all states
  • Engineers on staff to advise proper installation and fabrication techniques
Design Assistance
We at have been installing Glass Block in residential and commercial buildings for over twenty years nationwide. Call us at Eastern Glass Block and we will discuss your needs and how this product may fulfill your requirements.

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