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Aside from the impressive facade, the monumental structural glass curtain wall system at the lobby will be a major highlight of the building.
A truly innovative approach to structural glazing installation has enabled industry-leading commercial glazing specialists GLASSOLUTIONS to overcome a series of stringent health and safety limitations on a high-profile commercial project in central London.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s new student residence highlights Florida sunshine, views and comfortable interiors with Tubelite’s systems.
Apple Park, the company’s new 175-acre campus, will be ready for employees to begin occupying in April.
When adding a modern extension to a beloved historic building, creating a sensitive link between the two is an important consideration.
Flanagan and Lawrence has transformed an office block built in 1975 into a cutting-edge, modern building with the help of a triple-height structurally glazed atrium.
The Eleanor Boathouse at Chicago's Park 571 features a translucent transom by EXTECH supporting the project's aesthetic, performance and LEED goals.
Conservatories can be a stunning addition to any home, providing a relaxing space to enjoy the best of indoor and outdoor living.
Working together with Goldray Glass, the design team selected a “Seagrass” pattern that was digitally printed onto the glass surface to match the tropical theme.
This edition's exhibition stand spread over the area of 100m2 and presented company's latest roof windows, flat roof windows, loft ladders and the entire range of accessories.
Trimo, one of Europe’s leading providers of building envelope solutions, has presented the state-of-the-art architectural solutions Q-Air and Qbiss One at Fassade17 in Germany.
Technoform Glass Insulation developed a customized, warm edge TGI®-Spacer system for ScreenLine® integrated blind systems by Intigral.
The contractor GLY Construction of Bellevue, hired Washington Glass and Glazing of Lynnwood to install the glazing scope who in turn selected W&W Glass to supply the structural glass entrance system for the project.
Two apartment blocks in Manchester’s Hat Box development in Milliners Wharf have achieved Secured By Design certification in recognition of the safety standards met.
Climate protection housing estate in Mönchengladbach.
Model Energy Codes adopted across the U.S. are directing buildings to achieve more efficient performance.
Wrightstyle has won a third contract for national retailer Lidl.
Glazing Vision’s new Pitchglaze roof window provided the perfect solution for a 20-year-old modern town house in Milton Keynes, delivering enhanced natural daylight and a feeling of airiness in this increased interior space.

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With a sophisticated, modern appeal and the long-lasting promise of this highly durable building material, adding a glass canopy over the front door can create just the right finish for your build.
The term ‘Wind Load’ is used to refer to any pressures or forces that the wind exerts on a building or structure. There are actually three types of wind forces that would be exerted on a building.
There are an increasing amount of products available that offer varying degrees of natural daylight and most will be familiar with smaller scale skylights, rooflights or roof windows.
When you install rooflights, you’re adding a host of benefits to your home. Rooflights can be installed in tight spaces where traditional windows cannot, they flood rooms with natural light and can be tailored to fitted in any home, in a wide variety of styles too.
We all know the basic function of a window and why we think it’s important to the design and functionality of our home – to let in the light and allow us to see our surroundings.
To provide you with some guidance in the search for the right facade access solution, we will briefly explain and compare some available options in facade access solutions.
The façade as a synthesis of building elements, nowadays is the most important building part in terms of performance and architectural design. It is not only the aesthetics that make the façade so significant.
Double glazing is the practice of using two panes of glazing within your home’s windows as opposed to one.
Skylights are a great way of letting that sunshine and natural light flood into your home.
Minimizing unsafe practises in placing a facade access system.
When it comes to glazing your self-build, extension, or renovation project, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by choice.
Come rain or shine, your newly installed sliding patio doors will always keep you comfortable.

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