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The BAU 2019 is already finished. It was really amazing and busy time, full of interesting meetings and inspiring conversations. Press Glass would like to thank all who visited them at their stand.
A Q&A with Forno Vice President, Brian Albanese
Energy-saving, bird-friendly glass optimizes daylight, adds depth to Centre for Entrepreneurship.
With a crystal-like appearance, the Süddeutscher Verlag skyscraper in Munich was designed at an interface between the city, landscape and motorway.
Since its inception in 2006, Britplas’ Safevent window for mental health has evolved through 8 models whilst the sill used has remained the same until recently.
Double R Glass & Roofing Systems Ltd is delighted to announce the appointment of Ben Starling as Manufacturing Manager.
The Gatefold Building provides 119 homes for private rent in the heart of West London, with Unique Window Systems fabricating and installing both PVCu and aluminium fenestration products for the project.
Howells Patent Glazing was appointed manufacturer and supplier of a bespoke glazing system for one of the greatest examples of Gothic Revival architecture in Britain, the Towers, known to millions as the centrepiece of Alton Towers Resort.
While looking for an interior/exterior folding glass wall solution for a new apartment complex in downtown Indianapolis, a customer reached out to Solar Innovations®.
‘Panorama C-ST®’ is a freestanding balustrade from Dani Alu offering a non-penetrative, aluminium balustrade system suitable for all designs and styles of publicly accessible balcony and roof terraces.
While many of the jobs we work on feature a skylight or translucent wall system, we’ve seen an increase in projects where both are utilized to make the most of natural light – and with great success.
Britplas have been appointed as the external envelope supplier for the latest development of Qinetiq’s Portsdown Technology Park (PTP).
A full suite of Jack Aluminium Systems’ products were used in a £2.59m revamp of Strood Railway Station, part of the National Station Improvement Programme (NSIP).
Dekko Window Systems, the trailblazing fabricator behind the popular Infinity Flush Sash, has extended the premium credentials of its seamless uPVC system with the addition of a new grey substrate.
Six Construct, the entity of BESIX Group in the Middle East, awarded contract for the 78-storey building after an extensive and competitive international tender process.
Granada Glazing recently partnered with Northern General Hospital’s critical care department to install a bespoke aluminium secondary glazing package.

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The construction typology of the curtain wall arose with Joseph Paxton’s Crystal Palace and accelerated in the 20th century.
Along with the multifunctionality of the building skin, BIPV today involves a new aesthetics in contemporary architecture.
This paper will describe the design, detailing, testing and construction of structural glass beams as part of load bearing grid shell structure in the newly built Zaryadye Park in Moscow, Russia.
The functionality of glass goes far beyond the proven basic properties of this transparent material.
This year the special show will address the four focal themes Interactive Façades/Display Glass, Energy and Performance, Structural Glass and New Technologies.
Arup are consulting engineers for a series of recent projects involving curved glass: The High Roller observation wheel in Las Vegas and a revolving feature lift for the new Louis Vuitton townhouse in London.
A facade shouldn’t just dictate how a building looks, but how it works — especially in the harsh climate of Saudi Arabia.
XXL glasses expand the scope for design in architecture: view and admire at glasstec 2018 in Düsseldorf from 23 to 26 October 2018
Glass is enhanced with added functions to form an integral part of the building network. We are still in the early stages of development.
A modular system allows you to create a larger design by joining glass panels together in a line.
With the myriad of glass type available now, it is often confusing what to choose in terms of safety, thermal and solar performance and balancing cost with the benefits on offer.
Case Studies of the Aesthetic Qualities and Possibilities of Glass in Architectural Design.

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