I'd guess that's laminated glass, two layers of 1/4" glass with some magic interlayer? (sorry I haven't dug into Stewart's site to find answers.)
I want to win the lottery so I can find a nice piece of dirt in Santa Fe and have you design a theater for me. I've already picked the architect (he does not know it yet). A couple of builders are still in contention for the project.
I want to win the lottery so I can find a nice piece of dirt in Santa Fe and have you design a theater for me.
The design is bargain if you shop around. Not as thorough as the best you can buy, but something has to give for 1/10th the price. The design details don't really matter if they build it, though, since they have to figure it all out in the end anyway. That was my plan going in, but the low price on the design doesn't carry through to building. You don't need lotto money for a design, but you do for them to build it. That's why BigMouth is in such high demand.
It would be nice if there were something like "EG certified" construction arms that could serve lower priced markets around the country. By lower price, I mean like theaters going into $1 million - $2 million homes. Still room for healthy margins, but well short of what EG themselves require to take on the job.
You need lotto money for nice dirt in Santa Fe. If you're buying million dollar dirt it makes sense have EG do the whole enchilada. I've worked on a few homes with theaters (windows is my gig). I haven't seen anything even close to state-of-the-art yet.
Interesting PeteW. The exterior windows here are manufactured to match the other windows in the home. We are building the interior windows in our shop to match the species and finish of the room's interior. Motorized acoustic black out shades are mounted between the two windows.
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