| 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.
| The Glass structure of the West Balustrade in Eleftherias Square Nicosia Cyprus presented a challenge to Pentagonal in terms of 3D modelling, special glass fittings fabric, glass production, installation and testing.
| The high-tech, high strength glazing that covers today’s megatall buildings is as important to the building’s performance as the steel and concrete inside it.
| The construction typology of the curtain wall arose with Joseph Paxton’s Crystal Palace and accelerated in the 20th century.
| This year the special show will address the four focal themes Interactive Façades/Display Glass, Energy and Performance, Structural Glass and New Technologies.
| A facade shouldn’t just dictate how a building looks, but how it works — especially in the harsh climate of Saudi Arabia.
| This paper presents a case study of an adaptive sunscreen facade and evaluation of its performance and occupant behavior.
| To provide stiffness, shading and privacy with abundant daylight and a feeling of openness for restaurant extensions and an entrance canopy to a London hotel, we used glass sandwich panels with aluminium honeycomb core.