Othello’s Jazz Club

Overview

The entrance consists of a door and sidelites made of beveled glass which has been laminated on the exterior of tempered, sandblasted glass. These exterior bevels create a shimmering appearance due to the reflective quality of the glass. The facets of the bevels distort the images of the passing cars and pedestrians, creating a dynamic and kinetic scene for patrons of the club. The composition was developed from a passage of music by the jazz saxophonist, Charlie Parker.

(Published: “Architecture” magazine)

Date

1989

Features
  • Dimensions: 8' x 10'
  • Materials: Laminated beveled glass, tempered sandblasted plate glass
  • Technique: Prismalite®
  • Glass design: Kenneth F. von Roenn, Jr.
  • Architect: Barry Associates Architects
  • Location: Louisville, KY