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Changing daylight

Architect Christopher Sykes examines how Structura engineers and constructs glass and translucent solutions for maximising the benefits of daylighting Daylighting through the creative use of wall or roof glazing radically changes building envelope design and the ambience of interiors. It... View Article

Throwing new light on station design

Intelligent use of glass and translucent products is helping to shape contemporary railway architecture, writes Ray Philpott The reborn, luminous masterpieces of St Pancras International and London King’s Cross stations are high-profile symbols of the railway renaissance that’s gripping Britain.... View Article

Making connections

A light-filled atrium designed by Ryder Architecture is central to the Scottish Crime Campus’ bespoke facility When the Scottish government commissioned the Scottish Crime Campus, the driving purpose was to create a secure campus, which would enable closer and more joined... View Article

Redefining the riverside

Nine Elms on the South Bank’s transformation of up to 3km of the Thames riverside with striking, modern architecture showcases glass. Michael Willoughby reports on the Riverside development London is a city of huge inequality, with vast income differences between north... View Article

CE marking for glass is anything but clear

The Construction Products Directive (CPD) in 1989 was replaced by the Construction Products Regulation (CPR). The CPR was officially published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 4 April 2011 and came into full force on 1 July 2013.... View Article

Lightweight glazing units for architectural purposes

Set against the background of rising requirements on the energy performance of buildings, there is currently an ongoing trend toward thermal triple glazing. Although this technology is highly efficient, the glass industry is now working on lighter alternatives to counteract... View Article

Diffused daylighting gives Hope

Highly insulating Kalwall® has been used for one of the most unusual non-secular buildings ever constructed, the Canadian Our Lady of Hope Mausoleum in Ancaster, Ontario. The design concept from Young + Wright/IBI Group Architects addresses the spiritual character of... View Article

glasstec 2014 well on track

Once again glasstec will live up to its role as the leading international trade fair for the glass industry in 2014. The number of exhibitor registrations is on par with those of the previous event in 2012. Last time, 1,175... View Article

Building in harmony with nature and the landscape

During the entire planning process, the architects were plagued by the feeling that it “is such a shame to have this wonderful landscape marred by a new building”. So they realised a hotel which is equally distinctive and respectfully integrated... View Article

WER A+ rating for Reynaers concept system windows

Successfully achieving the new, top energy efficiency rating, Reynaers Concept System windows scored a Window Energy Rating (WER) A+ from the British Fenestration Rating Council (BFRC). John McComb, Director Technical Services, Reynaers Aluminium, said: “Putting our systems through the BFRC... View Article

Innovative recycled eco glass from Stoneville

Stoneville Recycled Eco Glass is an innovative product distinguished by its aesthetic, technical & eco-friendly properties. Uniquely, it is made 100% of recycled glass, with no resins. It has a wide variety of applications, including kitchen worktops, countertops, cladding, floors,... View Article

Bermondsey Spa

Our GDL Design Team were given the opportunity to design and develop a completely bespoke privacy screening system to the external facade of the new apartment blocks at Bermondsey Spa for Willmott Dixon Housing Ltd. The spacious newly built apartments... View Article
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