11.24.2010

Alpentile teams up with Kirk Bianchi Design & Natural Reflections Pool and Spa....

It feels great when a group of like-minded souls collaborate on a project with the goal of achieving something spectacular.  And that's exactly what's happening in the world of Alpentile right now.  I'm excited to be working on one of the nicest pool designs I've seen....with the right people who are dedicated to aesthetics, craftsmanship and quality materials.


Phoenix-based Landscape Architect Kirk Bianchi has designed a water feature that once again pushes the technical envelope--you can see more of Kirk's work on his website here, and luxury pool builder Tyler Mathews at Natural Reflections understands the essential complexities of Bianchi's design and has the experience to execute the installation with precision.


And where does Alpentile come in to the picture?  This 100% infinity edge pool has a 50' limestone spillway and an all glass mosaic (Oceanside Glasstile) infinity edge spa.  Exactly the kind of work that keeps me excited about tile!



Stay tuned for regular updates as we move forward on this 
challenging and fabulous project!

10.24.2010

Alpentile Featured in California Homes Magazine


Installation by: Luke Denny, Alpentile
GC: Mark Zimmerman, LEED AP, Desert Metropolitan 
Tile supplied by:  Walker Zanger

As Seen in: California Homes Magazine, August 2008



I recently received permission to use these images of some of my work featured in California Homes Magazine.  There were so many unique details in this project, which consisted of 3 full bathroom installations of 3/4" glass mosaics and 12x12 slate. Many of the bathroom walls ended 12" shy of the ceiling and glass panels were inserted to allow light into the space, keeping with the modern, open aesthetic of the condo.  Because the rooms were cozy, virtually every wall was a feature in some aspect, so I went ahead and planned my layouts so that each wall had zero cut tiles.  This was just the kind of challenge I enjoy, and the outcome was exactly what the client had envisioned.

8.26.2010

Guest Bathrom in Walker Zanger 'Weave' Glass Mosaics

Installation by Luke Denny

Design: Amy Denny and Luke Denny

This is our guest bathroom, fully remodeled from an original 1970's traditional guest bath setup. The materials used: Dark lagos limestone, Oxygen Iridescent glass mosaics in a 1" x 4" module. This tile is 100% translucent, so the color of the white wall is actually the color of the setting materials showing through the tiles. Floating cabinet and wall mount faucet were selected to help keep an open and spacious feel.  Sidebar, Amy collaborated with Walker Zanger on the design of this glass tile product.  Feels great to have one of her products installed at home. 


Click here to check out the product:  Walker Zanger-WEAVE

Stone provided by Facings of America

Limited Edition Wedding Ring Mosaic in 'Facets' by Oceanside Glasstile

Installation by Luke Denny



To find more products by Oceanside Glasstile, click HERE

I really love the finished product here.  This is an excellent use of traditional and contemporary design elements in a small space.  The claw foot tub and period fixtures play off the traditional design in this mosaic feature wall.  At the same time, modern glass mosaics and contemporary vanity/vessel sink work together.  The greatest challenge in this installation was definitely on the feature wall, I laid out the pattern symmetrically such that we had full rings around the entire perimeter.  I was happy with the end result, and so was the client! - Luke






8.12.2010

Contemporary slate feature wall and fireplace installation




This feature was carefully designed to enhance the style of its surroundings.  Clean lines were essential, and the solution was to cut 16 x 16 slate tiles down into a sleek rectangle shape, and then blend the tiles to achieve balanced color variation.


Architect: John S Szafran, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB

Tile Installation: Luke Denny

7.31.2010

Cool Modern Powder Room

Installation by Luke Denny, Alpentile
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Pictured here:  A feature wall of white painted-back glass tiles.  The glass surface is etched, creating a matte finish and soft texture.  A nice detail in this glass tile installation is the faint shadowing around each tile, caused by reflected ambient light. 

7.24.2010

Oceanside Glasstile Splash

This client wanted to add some glass mosaic details to an existing project. I added the 6" splash behind the vanity, and then cut in a border of the same mosaics in the shower. It was a great way to upgrade the bathroom design on a thin budget.
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6.25.2010

Glass Mosaic Spa, Water line, Phoenix, AZ

I used the alternate method to install translucent glass mosaics in this spa-the result was a perfectly flat installation with no exposed edges, and no voids behind the tiles. 

6.21.2010

Welcome to the new Alpentile glass tile blog, where we look forward to sharing our latest projects, information about new products we've seen and where you can find us.