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Chicago-based architecture firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) has recently completed a 530-meter glass skyscraper in Tianjin, making it the tallest building in northern China and the seventh tallest in the world.
With energy-saving Guardian SunGuard® SuperNeutral® 40/23, the Florentinum has earned the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Platinum Award, the highest possible green building certification.
‘Rocalux’ is the result of the research and development branch of Tvitec.
Dickies Arena is Fort Worth’s new crown jewel and go-to destination for sports, concerts and major events, such as the annual Stock & Rodeo Show.
Meticulous detail and new glazing for a landmark building.
One Manhattan West is the latest Tvitec’s milestone in New York. With 994 feet (303 meters), it was the tallest building that the company glazed in the USA in 2019.
From educating architects, to engaging code officials, to influencing legislation, efforts to promote and protect the glass and glazing industry dominated the conversation at the National Glass Association 2020 Annual Conference in La Jolla, California.
Contractor flexibility balances interior glazing and cost savings.
From its humble beginnings in 1979 to the number one meeting place for the global construction community in the Middle East and Africa, The Big 5 celebrated its 40th anniversary in Dubai.
Glass meets aesthetic, energy performance demands for LEED-certified Chicago tower.
From November 14 to 17, 2019, The Theme Forum "China · New Reality" sponsored by AIA (The American Institute of Architects) International Region and AIA Shanghai Branch and undertaken by NorthGlass and other companies was held at Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai.
Designed by KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten, the SAP headquarters building is an 11-storey, twin-block high-rise located on the edge of the Eschborn Süd office district in Frankfurt.
Solarban® 60 glass was chosen for the replacement of 800 guest room windows at the historic Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables because it complied with contemporary energy codes while maintaining the neutral aesthetic of the original glass.
Registration is now open for Greenbuild India 2020, taking place Feb. 6–7, 2020, at the ITC Gardenia in Bengaluru. Buy your ticket before Dec. 15 to take advantage of early bird rates.
Comfortable cinemas, modern 4k projectors, 3D projection and best surround sound. Experience cinema in a new dimension. This is the Cineplex in Baden-Baden, Germany.
cube berlin is an eye-catching, 11-storey office building located at Washington Platz in the Europacity urban district of Berlin.

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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.
It is estimated that 100 million to 1 billion birds a year perish due to collisions with glass.(1-2) In North America, some communities have enacted legislation aimed at protecting birds by calling for the design and installation of birdsafe glazing.
This paper will discuss the psychology of perception, threshold, and emotion in interior glass design.
Glass distortions may cause objects to appear irregular and out of focus when observed through a distorted glass panel.
Modern architecture continues to produce ever more attractive and higher quality façade constructions.
The aim of this paper is to show that it is possible to reduce costs while maintaining clear architectural, constructive and structural concepts.
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.
In the constant search for original designs that truly push the limits, many building projects in the Middle East have been driving global innovation in engineering and façade design.
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.
This contribution is an excerpt of the journal publication by Louter et al. 2018. It explores the potential of thin glass for architectural applications and reports on two thin glass concepts.
New generation thin, lightweight and damageresistant glass seems to be the optimal material for extremely deformable structural elements for façades and building skins.

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