Facades, Building Envelopes and Systems

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AGA hospital is the largest hospital in The Hague, in The Netherlands. Renovated and enlarged with the addition of a new, modern building, it has been further enlarged at the end of 2017.
Wrightstyle, the advanced steel and aluminium glazing company, has been appointed to work on a sixth Crossrail station.
The building received a new transparent skin glass façade made with Guardian Glass.
Mountain views, energy efficiency highlight new Ent Center at UC Colorado Springs.
Floor-to-ceiling glass introduces natural lighting and frames a spectacular view of downtown Boston, relating the contextual design to the waterfront skyline.
When complete, the renovated Main Street Station will feature one of the longest glass walls in the world—a wall made possible by VS1. 
Two solutions to reduce the problem of noise diffusion in the office: the sound-absorbing walls.
Wilburn Basin is a brand new high-quality housing development of nearly 500 homes in four blocks ranging from 8 to 21 storeys sited around the historic River Irwell Basin, Manchester.
Morley Glass & Glazing has once again enhanced its product offer with the introduction of a new slimline ScreenLine® integral blind system.
Due to the structural properties and mortise and tenon design of Acurlite’s system, the skylight framing members were assembled on the ground and craned into location.
The redesign and renovation of the area around the main station in Arnhem has taken almost 20 years.
TruFrame's Liniar Refine Flush Sash windows are based on traditional timber window styles with 21st-century features and benefits.
The original shows its colours: State-of-the-art stand design and new developments at RENOLIT.
Leading rooflight manufacturer, Xtralite, has provided rooflights to a popular tourist attraction in the heart of London that has benefitted from a dramatic £23.75m renovation which has transformed the building and its interior.
Abundant glass brightens the 70,000 sf facility.
The exterior of the tower is sheathed in a glass curtain wall, with curved glass panels at the northwest and southeast corners.

Articles

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.
Solar glass can be used to replace conventional construction materials such as glazing or cladding, whilst also generating electricity on site.
Case Studies of the Aesthetic Qualities and Possibilities of Glass in Architectural Design.
This paper presents a case study of an adaptive sunscreen facade and evaluation of its performance and occupant behavior.
Structural glass can be used as a fantastic alternative to a traditional façade system.
With so many different configurations for our glass structures, choosing a design can get a little overwhelming. However, the selection process can be simplified by understanding the different purposes of the structure.
Glass has entered the sustainability vernacular in a big way, which is great news for builders.
To provide stiffness, shading and privacy with abundant daylight and a feeling of openness for restaurant extensions and an entrance canopy to a London hotel, we used glass sandwich panels with aluminium honeycomb core.
When it comes to safety glass, there are generally two options that architects and designers of today will tend specify: toughened glass and laminated glass.
Anodizing is the most durable and long-lasting option for finishing architectural aluminum building products. An electrochemical process, anodizing produces a finish that resists the ravages of time and environment.
From flooring to roofing, there are many architectural uses for glass. But today, beyond your average glass fixtures and simple glass structures, buildings made entirely of glass are gaining popularity in major cities across the world.

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