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| Elegant glazing - from walls to slabs - clads a residential tower.
| Computer scientists develop a design tool that opens up the use of a cost-efficient technology for curved glass panels. The tool is based on a deep neural network and allows for the free-form design of beautiful glass façades.
| What is your vision of the future? What role will glass play in your vision?
| Held in Düsseldorf from 15 to 18 June 2021 glasstec will pick up on the latest glass trends related to shapes, formats and structures.
| According to the American Bird Conservancy (ABC), glass collisions claim the lives of up to a billion birds annually in the U.S.
| Decorative glass is limitless in design, colors, patterns, textures, and offers aesthetic brilliance in countless interior applications.
| 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.
| In this paper, we present the workflow of design and construction of Chaoyang Park Plaza tower façade located in Beijing, China.
| When I first met Sophie Pennetier, I was struck by her expressed influences and her remarkable experiential pedigree. She cites Peter Rice’s brilliant book, An Engineer Imagines, as the inspiration for her engineering pursuits.
| This paper demonstrates the feasibility of training machine learning algorithms on structural data and their potential application as a predictive tool in early stage design work.
| For over two decades and following a century of efficient, functional and often orthogonal architecture, we are experiencing the extensive search for ever more complex building geometries and expressive architectural forms.
| 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.
| A pedestrian glass bridge, located at the TU Delft campus site, is being designed by the TU Delft Glass & Transparency Group.
| 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.
| Glass distortions may cause objects to appear irregular and out of focus when observed through a distorted glass panel.
| Structural, architectural and installation demands must all be considered in glass structures. The best solutions do not form a compromise between these demands but integrate them into one solution.
| New technological advances in glass have taken curved glass fabrication to different levels of complexity and performance in the last few years, and design continues to drive into new frontiers.
| Use of cold-bent and warped glass units in unitized curtain walling is a state-of-the art application.
| 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.
| The color and performance of glass in buildings are important design elements. Project specific designed coatings can merge the visual intent of architects and building owners with the energy performance requirements of a building.