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| The structural sealant glazing (SSG) system was adopted in numerous skyscrapers glass facades since the mid 1980’s in Japan.
| This paper proposes system concepts and fabrication methods for the use of ultra-thin glass in facades.
| This paper was first presented at GPD 2019 by Nebojsa Jakica, Mikkel Kragh and Grégoire Besse.
| This paper deals with the development and construction of a novel 2,308 sqm glass tube façade engineered by Eckersley O’Callaghan (EOC) as façade consultant and turned into reality by seele.
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| The cold bending of glass in unique facades have been successfully completed in the past using structural silicone glazing (SSG) as the sole method of retention of the bending membrane.
| ​​​​​​​In the 1950s the flat glass industry had two separate products and sub-industries: plate glass and sheet glass. Float glass merged these two industries.
| In this paper, we present the workflow of design and construction of Chaoyang Park Plaza tower façade located in Beijing, China.
| Free-form cold-bent structural silicone glazed facades open the door to a new world of options for cost effective two-way curved and free-form shape facades.
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