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| The present work uses non-linear material laws for FEA and exhibits the behavior of the sealant joint in various load scenarios on several projects.
| Shells made of structural glass are beautiful objects from both the aesthetics and the engineering point of view.
| The structural glass for this globe structure is created with laminated double curved glass panels patch supported by a steel structure.
| Renzo Piano Building Workshop designed a 290,000 sf museum celebrating the artistry and technology of film, becoming the world’s first museum and event space devoted to the Motion Picture.
| The post-breakage behavior of glass beams is not easy to predict, therefore Octatube performed a range of tests on different glass fins varying the test setup.
| Over the past few years London has enjoyed a building boom seeing a large number of developments particularly in the residential and commercial office sectors.
| As a modern society, we’re spending about 90% of our time indoors – at home, in offices or commuting. How is it possible to get access to daylight, when we can’t naturally be outside? By making buildings more transparent.
| The refurbishment of Hall access involves the complete demolition of existing access for the construction of a new lobby with greater transparency. To get this new image, the architect choose a solution in structural glass, without other structure.
| In 2015 a pavilion mainly built of glass was finished. The building contractors themselves planned it as a transparent extension of their detached house to the garden.
| In the last decade there has been a trend in Architecture to design façades in which all structural elements are made of glass. This trend has also extended to other parts of the building such as rooflights, staircases, etc.
| This paper will discuss the psychology of perception, threshold, and emotion in interior glass design.
| The aim of this paper is to show that it is possible to reduce costs while maintaining clear architectural, constructive and structural concepts.
| New generation thin, lightweight and damageresistant glass seems to be the optimal material for extremely deformable structural elements for façades and building skins.
| Daylight control is a main resource of energy saving in buildings. Daylight control systems with mirror optics have the potential to save air conditioning due to the ability to reflect the solar rays back into the sky.
| When designing with glass, there are a wide range of options to choose from to create a truly unique project.
| This paper will describe the design, detailing, testing and construction of structural glass beams as part of load bearing grid shell structure in the newly built Zaryadye Park in Moscow, Russia.
| Arup are consulting engineers for a series of recent projects involving curved glass: The High Roller observation wheel in Las Vegas and a revolving feature lift for the new Louis Vuitton townhouse in London.
| A modular system allows you to create a larger design by joining glass panels together in a line.
| All offices must be well ventilated. To meet increasingly stringent Health and Safety regulations, a continuous supply of fresh air is necessary.
| Condensation is regarded as a problem associated with old and new windows. Commonly seen on the inside pane of glazing, new high performance sealed units and windows have resulted in condensation sometimes forming on the outside pane.
| With the myriad of glass type available now, it is often confusing what to choose in terms of safety, thermal and solar performance and balancing cost with the benefits on offer.
| This paper presents a case study of an adaptive sunscreen facade and evaluation of its performance and occupant behavior.
| Structural glass can be used as a fantastic alternative to a traditional façade system.