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Saflex® Structural (DG) receives aBG from the DIBt
The Bell Centre is home to the historic Montreal Canadiens, an original six NHL franchise that carries with it the spirit of the entire city.
The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME Center) is a well-known LEED Gold Certification Class A building. The two 40-storey twin towers are connected by a 10-storey central structure. It was completed in 1987.
All-glass optics not only for facades, but also for glass roofs.
Glass Technical Paper offers guidance to select proper security glazing for applicable threat level.
This week, we finish the series with 4 videos from the Structural Glass Applications session.
Healthy daylight, free solar heating, excellent thermal insulation and an unimpeded view of nature: these are the attributes of the modern wood and glass house whose expansive glass façades make nature a constant companion.
Face Time 2020: Better Buildings through Better Skins
The facade of yellow brick decorative art style, unified transparent rectangular glass window and simple three-dimensional vertical line decoration, represent the modern historical background of Shanghai and high-end design aesthetic feeling.
Designed by Paleko Arch Studija, the University Library is located on the outskirts of Vilnius near to a pine forest, which inspired the architect to give the building a spatial feel – cosy inside spaces linked to nature.
Offers a sensational, profound dim appearance, expanding visual privacy, and significantly diminishing see-through from inside concealing gadgets.
Architects Juan Coll-Barreu and Daniel Gutierrez of Coll-Barreu Arquitectos have created a remarkable-looking structure, which makes clever use of solar control glass – Guardian SunGuard Solar Light Blue 52.
This week, we continue with 4 videos from the Structural Glass Applications session. Please check out the videos via the links below.
The new name reflects the expansion to a more comprehensive exhibit range, including window & door, facade materials, aluminium profile, accessories, hardware, equipment of window door & facade products.
Guardian SunGuard® High Performance (HP) solar control glass (HP Light Blue 63) was chosen for the glazed end walls of the building, as well as for the strips of glazing that run along the side of the building.
As part of a ground-breaking scheme to transform the Here East Broadcast Centre at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the team at Hawkins Brown Architects came up with a simple concept to break down the building’s bulk: ‘crust’ and ‘core’.

Articles

Following a short overview outlining key design objectives, the fabrication process of an opaque composite glass panel is described in detail.
Over the past few years London has enjoyed a building boom seeing a large number of developments particularly in the residential and commercial office sectors.
When I first met Sophie Pennetier, I was struck by her expressed influences and her remarkable experiential pedigree. She cites Peter Rice’s brilliant book, An Engineer Imagines, as the inspiration for her engineering pursuits.
Contemporary architectural transparency (understood as the optical property of the material) is constantly being redefined and, over the last decade, new design trends have developed related to transparent façades in architecture.
The integration of smart glazing and adaptive façade in buildings can lead to large performance improvements and added functionality compared to conventional static building envelope systems.
The performance of the glazed sections of the facade is essential for providing the maximum possible comfort for the building occupants, while minimizing the energy and resource demands of the building.
As a manufacturer and supplier of monolithic, laminated and insulated glass panels, we often produce larger panels that must use heat-treated components, ionoplast interlayers and multi-layer assemblies.
This paper demonstrates the feasibility of training machine learning algorithms on structural data and their potential application as a predictive tool in early stage design work.
A new design of structural glass application is presented, based on a horizontal self-bearing and pre-stressed glass solution.
Façade transparency is becoming an increasingly significant design factor for both client and architect, which has aesthetic and comfort implications.
Architectural preferences for commercial building continue towards increased transparency resulting in large lites of glass with minimal visual obstruction.
Strong, resilient, with perfect thermal and sound insulation properties, insulating glass has been used around the world in applications ranging from family homes to high-scale construction.

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