Popular design website Houzz features CGI Windows and Doors with some of the most stunning installations from around the region. Houzz has become one of the most popular destinations for consumers and professionals alike to view and share designs and innovative products. With over 35 million in monthly unique visitors and $165 million in funding from famed Venture Capital firm Sequoia Ventures, the site is a phenomenon in the design market. As context, Sequoia is the firm that invested in Apple, Google, Oracle, PayPal, Stripe, YouTube, Instagram, Yahoo! and WhatsApp – they recognize a winner when they see one.
Winning with Houzz is CGI Windows and Doors from Miami, Florida. CGI brings architecturally inspired windows to hurricane-ready applications – essential in the coastal southeast which lives with the threat of hurricanes at least 5 months of the year. Certainly, CGI stands for strength.
But there is a beauty to CGI that is most apparent on Houzz.
The first project listed, and one that stands out is the Breakers, Palm Beach. First opened in 1896, The Breakers now combines vintage charm with contemporary materials and product design.
CGI’s high quality windows integrate perfectly with the breakers which architects Schultze & Weaveer said were inspired by the classic designs of Florence, surrounding Italy and the Mediterranean.
Contrasting the commercial appeal of the Breakers is the modern residential and sustainable designs of the Domus Alba residence. CGI Windows and doors are utilized in its ample use of glass, with large sections of the home adding LEED daylighting points to the LEED-ready home, a rarity in residential. And while CGI windows are built for the elements, the residence uses them on the interior as well, adding a translucency to the interior design – a refreshing modernist fusion of simple sophistication and South Florida architecture.
One interesting installation listed on Houzz is the Cardozo Hotel, with classic art deco architecture on Ocean Drive in South Beach. You might have seen the hotel in movies such as ‘There’s Something About Mary’, ‘Any Given Sunday’ and ‘A Hole in the Head’ featuring Frank Sinatra. While Sinatra’s days at the hotel were pre-CGI Windows, the design, quality and integration with the existing architecture keep the vintage appeal harking back to yesteryear – Sinatra on South Beach must have been a really good time! The Cardozo hotel sits directly across from the beach, meaning it is the first line of defense for hurricane force winds and the ensuing elements – narrow-window design to accompany the art deco architecture, along with the strength of CGI windows means that the owners and operators of this Miami gem won’t have to worry about windows come storm time.
Our description on Houzz is as follows:
CGI Windows & Doors is a premier manufacturer of hurricane impact resistant windows and doors. Produced to the most exacting industry standards, our high performance, high aesthetic product collections offer advanced hurricane protection of home and commercial structures, in both new and existing construction. Made with impact-resistant laminated glass and the finest hardware, our windows and doors exude strength and beauty – a function of our workmanship, pride and engineering excellence.
But the product’s aesthetic in use transcends words. And as a premier forum for the viewing and sharing of stunning design, Houzz is the perfect venue for both consumers and professionals to learn and see more about CGI Windows and Doors beautiful products.