| Numerous innovations have been seen in the last decades concerning new façade technologies. These were driven by new materials or new applications of known materials, such as glued-on wall structures (structural glazing) in the 60’s and 70’s.
| Windows have always been at the intersection of various technologies and architectural processes that evolved in parallel and often intertwined.
| Condensation is regarded as a problem associated with old and new windows. Commonly seen on the inside pane of glazing, new high performance sealed units and windows have resulted in condensation sometimes forming on the outside pane.
| There are an increasing amount of products available that offer varying degrees of natural daylight and most will be familiar with smaller scale skylights, rooflights or roof windows.
| You might not think about window making as an art form, but every pane and frame created at Pella requires exceptional skill and craftsmanship.
| Choosing new windows should be approached with care and calculation.
| Condensation, and in very cold scenarios, ice can form on the external pane of some modern glass units.
| Triple glazing is essentially the same as double glazing, except it is constructed with 3 panes of glass, creating 2 sealed air cavities.
| The Station Hotel in Prahran’s Greville Street was a favourite watering hole and stay-over for generations. Its recent revision by architects Interlandi Mantesso sees 41 apartments rise discretely behind the classic Victorian pub facade and an uber-…
| Curtain wall, storefront glass, and windows are everyday parts of building design and construction. Like all parts of a building exterior, glazing elements have to meet the fundamental functional
| Science is a language that permeates architecture, but the evocation of both usually brings about ideas of futuristic buildings and technology dreamt of by The Jetsons.
| Glass has been serving mankind for 5,000 years already, but new advances in technology mean it could become the front line in the war against energy costs and carbon emissions.
| Transposing the EPBD in national laws, why it is so important for the glass industry?
| Glazing can take several forms in a building application including curtain wall, operable windows, storefront, skylights and architectural glass.
| Instant privacy at the flick of a switch. This is what a switchable privacy glass offers.
| A comprehensive fire protection program addresses at least three things: detection, suppression and compartmentation. Detection devices such as smoke and fire alarms provide early warnings and are essential for alerting people to danger.
| Windows and, generally, glass allow you to see and to be seen. However, sometimes it may be desirable to be shielded from view. Liquid crystal glazing is a perfect alternative to conventional curtains in a variety of contexts.
| In recent years there have been a number of sensational reports in the media about “glass cancer” and “spontaneous glass fracture”, with stories relating to “glass raining down from highrise buildings”.