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| The article examines a modular glass system about its architectural possibilities with a special focus on the connection methodology.
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| For years and years research, development and discussions have been made on the safety of glass structures.
| Connecting glass with heat bonds is a way to create all-transparent glass structures. Two methods have been researched in theory and practice, glass welding, through local heating, and glass fusion through global heating.
| This research investigates the potential of glass as a new design tool to highlight and safeguard our historic structures.
| The Swiss society of engineers and architects (SIA) initiated a structural glass standard committee with the task to develop a Swiss glass design standard.
| The determination of interlayer modulus data is complex.
| Shells made of structural glass are beautiful objects from both the aesthetics and the engineering point of view.
| Thin glass offers a promising prospect for lightweight façades with reduced use of raw materials, also opening up entirely new perspectives for architectural expression.
| This paper focusses on the special glass part of the façade.
| High-performance interlayers add to the stability, design flexibility, and adaptability of architectural glass
| From domed skylights to curved handrails, revolving door enclosures to building enclosures, the dramatic curves of bent glass offer architectural form and function.
| The main goal of all fire-rated glass is to compartmentalize fire to enable safe exit. It is most commonly used around egress areas, property line walls, stairwells, and points of exit.
| Elegant glazing - from walls to slabs - clads a residential tower.
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| Traditional uses of glass have been reinvented by two architectural firms, who artfully use glass and interlayers to achieve very different design goals.
| According to the American Bird Conservancy (ABC), glass collisions claim the lives of up to a billion birds annually in the U.S.