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Global Architectural Design Competition Opened November 12
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.
NorthGlass SiNest New Material Co., Ltd. will make its first appearance on the FENESTRATION BAU China which opens in Shanghai on November 5 this year with its "fist" product - SiNest Unit Curtain Wall.
Consolidated Glass Holdings, Inc., (CGH) will debut ACCESSGARD™ security glazing at booth #848 during the 2019 International Security Conference & Exposition (ISC East) at the Javits Center in New York City, Nov. 20–21.
The 2020 Glazing Summit will take place on Thursday, October 8th at Edgbaston Stadium and Conference Centre.
6,600 m2 of insulating glass are combined with a sophisticated layered design that ensures that heat remains outside.
Stunning ‘organic’ façade delivers eye-catching aesthetics and coas tline environmental resistance thanks to SentryGlas® interlayers.
GG Glass was appointed by Clark Contracts to supply and install all windows and glazed entrances at the new build development on Potterrow.
GEZE UK has provided a capital entrance to a new station that is part of London’s new Crossrail network.
Wintech are producing market-driven façade system designs giving companies the benefit of their 35 years’ experience in hassle-free window and cladding product development.
In 2019, the Structural Technical Advisory Committee formed the Fenestration Water Resistance Workgroup to evaluate the Florida Building Code requirements relating to design and testing of exterior envelope and fenestration in high-rise buildings.
The Northern Essex Community College (NECC) in Lawrence, MA recently unveiled a $6.5 million renovation of the college’s John R. Dimitry Building; and the transformation – lead by Perry Dean Rogers Partners Architects – is a bright one!
Maple are proud to be playing a part in the £1bn transformation of Manchester Airport.
Reflecting changes in the composite door supply chain and growth in market demand, DOORCO reports that its prepping facility is up 40% on last year, and that a third of all prepped doors are now sold with glass.
Today we bring you a new housing project in Sant Antoni de Calonge, Girona. This house is characterized by a minimalist ventilated facade with simple lines and a 12 mm thick cladding.

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The New Hype in Top End Architecture – an Examination of Latest Product Developments and Projects
Three-dimensional formed glass products, manufactured from flat glass, are experiencing rapidly growing demand.
Curved insulated glass units formed by tempered bending or annealed slumped bending offer a bold expression of architectural design with transparency and energy efficiency.
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.
This article has been first published at Glass Performance Days 26-29 June 2019 in Finland. The use of load-bearing adhesive joints in the glass structures have been in the focus of research throughout the last years.
In the following we’ll be limiting ourselves to the production of single pieces and small jobs of identical pieces, with applications predominantly in construction (e.g. windows, curtain walls, doors, showers, mirrors, kitchen splash backs) and interior design (e.g. display cases, furniture).
New generation thin, lightweight and damageresistant glass seems to be the optimal material for extremely deformable structural elements for façades and building skins.
Extended abstract (The complete contribution will be published in the Glass Structures & Engineering journal).
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.

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