The design for the second ViewHouse location included a large structural ridge skylight suspended over exposed steel beams. As the centerpiece of the second story bar area, it was critical that the skylight balance light transmission with heat transfer, utilize the existing steel and provide a clean, industrial appearance.
At 13’-10” x 32’-6” on each side of the ridge, the ViewHouse skylight required our large span system. Colorado snow and wind loads necessitated a 3” x 6” rafter tube with our applied pressure bar system on top. Custom stand-offs were fastened to the top of the steel beam to support the ridge of the skylight and tie it into the steel features of the bar. A highly thermally efficient, clear low-e glass was used to maximize views.
Williams Construction Corp.
Vitro Solarban R-100 Clear Low-E Glass
7101 South Clinton, LLC
Dark Bronze Anodized