Facades, Building Envelopes and Systems

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The Q22 is a pointing building with glass façades made of PRESS GLASS IGUs.
Reflective partial coating "ipachrome design" makes the Elbe Philharmonic Hall shine.
The Copenhagen International School’s new building is covered by 12,000 colored solar panels based on a technology developed at EPFL.
Construction of Leeza Soho, a 46-storey (207m) mixed-use tower with the world’s tallest atrium, has reached level 20.
Novi High School’s new fitness center features curved Tubelite curtainwall with stadium views, welcoming interior.
Glass figures prominently into the design of Bristol-Myers Squibb's new Princeton Pike Campus.
Wrightstyle is supplying 39 advanced window systems consisting of Secco Sistemi EBE 85 profiles.
The professionals at W&W Glass chose Sotawall® Hybrid-Wall®, a high performance unitized wall system that is specially designed for hi-rise residential buildings.
Bigger maintenance ladders can be used for light construction work, repairs and maintenance tasks like window cleaning especially if the ladders are traversing i.e. moving horizontally along the facade or glass roof.
The construction of Mace’s One Angel Court project in the heart of the City of London, was completed yasterday [23rd February].
Sculpted by the angles of the sun, the Solar Carve Tower explores how shaping a building in response to solar access and other site-specific criteria can expand its architectural potential.
The tapering column profile creates a destabilizing, mirage-like effect from afar, while maximizing their connection to the faceted glass façade on a construction detail level.
Use of louvers-between-glass can contribute up to 31 LEED certification credits.
Elite Aluminium Systems Ltd has fabricated and installed a package of Technal systems encompassing MX Curtain Walling for the main elevation and FXi 65 windows.
FLO is easy to install, it allows the bubble levelling adjustment directly on the floor without unnecessary and complex devices.
GLASSOLUTIONS has completed an extensive project for Kier Construction as part of the latest transformational development on east London’s Greenwich Peninsula.
At the conference, Engineer Novakova will present the innovative facade system from the project of Etem – InDeWaG, financed under the Horizon 2020 program of the European Union.
Spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline can be seen through Northern Architectural Systems window walls at Cliffside Park Towne Centre.
The façade, which includes 1154 decorative glass panels, uses a terra cotta color to translate the opacity of brick into a contemporary and luminous curtain wall system.

Articles

The façade as a synthesis of building elements, nowadays is the most important building part in terms of performance and architectural design. It is not only the aesthetics that make the façade so significant.
Double glazing is the practice of using two panes of glazing within your home’s windows as opposed to one.
Skylights are a great way of letting that sunshine and natural light flood into your home.
Minimizing unsafe practises in placing a facade access system.
When it comes to glazing your self-build, extension, or renovation project, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by choice.
Come rain or shine, your newly installed sliding patio doors will always keep you comfortable.
Cladding is more than just a protective skin on the exterior of a building.
Case Study: I.R.C.C. (Institute for Research and Treatment of Cancer)
Combining white colour effects with impressive strength-to-weight ratio and excellent postbreakage performance
Energy regulations in the construction industry are getting harsher, restricting the amount of glass that we can install in a façade.
TGI-Spacers Played a Key Role in Curtain Wall Vision Glass and Spandrel Panels
Have you ever wondered exactly what it means when people talk about things like strengthened and chemically treated glass?

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