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Privacy window started with broken glass.

"It's a glass sandwich," explains Phoenix architect Edward Jones. To create some privacy for the master bathroom that opens to Joyce and Charles Tatham's entry court, Jones built this double-glazed window. The 1/2-inch cavity between two 1/4-inch tempered panes is filled with shards ofr broken tempered glass he bought as scrap from a glass company. The crystals let plenty of sunlight show through but completely obscure views into the bathroom. Clear glass panels are used above and below; plantings further block the view.

Because the 2- by 3-foot window is quite heavy, the fir frame is doweled at its joints and hung with a full-length piano hinge.
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Date:May 1, 1984
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