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| Overview, Case Studies and Future Potentials
| Thin glass offers the possibility for lightweight and flexible glass façades that could change shape depending on external conditions.
| Can you name all types of dynamic glazing that are available in today’s market? Are you aware of their particular specifications and strengths? Don’t worry even if you can’t.
A Novel, Demountable Structural Glass System Out of Dry-Assembly, Interlocking Cast Glass Components
| Combining transparency with a high compressive strength, glass enables us to make diaphanous load-bearing compressive members, from beams and columns to free-standing facades and entire glass structures.
| Glass can form and shape a space, creating transparent architecture that can make you feel closer to the outside world.
| This poetry in architecture, one of the most advanced structures in the Nordic countries, Oodi Library exalts the very elements of glass, wood and steel that work in balance as a free-standing masterpiece.
| Interview with Émilie Develle, technical advisor, Guardian Glass Europe.
| The aim of this paper is to explain how the design intent of a bespoke glazed façade develops from the point of view of the façade consultant BIFF SA.
| The use of laminated glass is becoming more recognized as a safer alternative to monolithic glass due to its glass retention properties.
| Theoretical Study on a Highly Transparent Building Made with Long-Spanned TVT Portals Braced with Hybrid Glass-Steel Panels
| Serrated building envelopes are a very eye-catching element of contemporary architecture. This type of façade in plan resembles the edges of a serrated blade, hence the name.
| Research deals with the effect of using color in aesthetic taste of architectural interfaces as one of the most important problems affecting the architectural form.
| Constructions at exceptional locations are often challenging but worth one’s while. Extreme boundary conditions and sophisticated demands of the client have to be considered.
| Unitised Façade System Designed with a Highly Transparent Façade of Low G-value Combined with Blast Requirements
| For years and years research, development and discussions have been made on the safety of glass structures.
| This article is dedicated to dynamic glazing in the façade. This is an update of the articles on smart products in the façade I and II published in March 2019 and May 2020.
| This research investigates the potential of glass as a new design tool to highlight and safeguard our historic structures.
Capital C, Geometric Optimization of a Free-Form Steel Gridshell Towards Planar Quadrilateral Glass Units
| This paper focuses on the geometric optimization of the free-form gridshell towards planar quad glass units.
| The study describes the results of the principal applicability of fiber optic strain sensors to evaluate the structural behaviour of laminated glass and provides the basis to define a model for the material characteristics of viscoelastic interlayers.
| In today’s architecture the bending of glass plays an important role in achieving free forms in modern façades.
| The aim of this paper is to identify and discuss challenges with the assumption that the SSG is isolated from the glass self-weight and provide a better understanding on the complexity of SSG systems.
| The determination of interlayer modulus data is complex.
| Here, comparisons are made with numerical analyses, performed by implementing an ad hoc routine in the software Straus7, developed by Maffeis Engineering.
| 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.