Technical challenges of glass for megatall buildings

Glass for megatall buildings (i.e. skyscrapers over 600 metres high) often tends to be taken for granted in terms of its technical functions. Yet the high-tech, high strength glazing that covers today’s megatall buildings – such as the Burj Khalifa... View Article

Kawneer windows give hotel guests a unique city view

The windows have been arranged in L-shapes over 16 storeys of Birmingham’s Holiday Inn Express. Aluminium windows by leading UK manufacturer Kawneer are at the heart of a striking patterned facade to one of Birmingham’s latest new hotels. The Holiday... View Article

Kawneer systems help line the path to new care standards

Kawneer’s healthcare windows and curtain walling feature at Atherleigh Park. Windows specifically designed by leading UK manufacturer Kawneer for the healthcare sector are bringing four-fold benefits to a new £40 million mental health hospital. Kawneer’s AA®3110HW windows maximise ventilation while... View Article

La casa del desierto

A new house designed by OFIS Architects demonstrates new possibilities in glass specification through a collaboration with glass manufacturers, Guardian Glass. Designed to withstand the Gorafe Desert (Province of Granada, Spain), which is considered one of the most adverse and... View Article

Will these four future materials change construction?

Architects and engineers have always created new and innovative ways of building stronger, taller, and more beautiful structures, using leading-edge materials such as glass curtain walls and earthquake-proof foundations. Now, in 2017, what construction technologies are in the pipeline? Will... View Article
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Protecting cities against fire with advanced glazing

Daylight-flooded spaces command a premium from tenants, but in the densest urban areas – where buildings are very tightly packed – it can be difficult to achieve. Not least because of the need to protect against the spread of fire.... View Article

How to incorporate glass into your staircase

Glass continues to be a popular material within architectural and interior design. Glass staircases offer a stylish solution while increasing the presence of light creating the idea of a larger space. There are many ways glass can be incorporated into... View Article

Warwick Hall keeps on winning!

The award-winning new build, St. John the Baptist Church in Burford, Oxfordshire undertook a bold new redevelopment project at the adjacent Grade II listed Warwick Hall to provide a modern community facility. A facility in which is dependent on their... View Article

Ellipse: Arquitectonica’s first Jersey City project

Named for its oval form, Ellipse stands apart from its contemporaries along the Jersey City waterfront with a distinctive elliptical shape and glass façade. Drawing inspiration from its idyllic location on the Hudson River, Arquitectonica designed the building to maximize... View Article
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Intumescent glazing seals

Mann McGowan manufactures a comprehensive range of glazing seals for fire resistance for timber and steel systems. In the event of a fire, the intumescent swells to form a seal within the glazing pocket and also reduces the risk of premature... View Article