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CIVIC architects explore materials for a new monument

Lochal Cityforum & Public Library Tilburg In the Tilburg railway zone, the construction of the LocHal took off this week. Within the contours of the monumental locomotive hall, CIVIC architects in collaboration with Braaksma & Roos Architecten and Inside Outside,... View Article

Reynaers systems unite form with function at Barco One

The new headquarters of Belgian technology giant Barco utilises an innovative design concept with aluminium window and curtain walling systems from Reynaers. Alternatively known as ‘The Circle,’ the project uses transparency as a key theme. The glass facade was designed... View Article

“Invisible” structural glass launched

Although glass may normally be perceived as essentially ‘invisible’, one manufacturer has explored the potential to remove glare and reflections to produce truly invisible structural glazing. In its campaign, Guardian Glass is highlighting what it describes as the “numerous possibilities... View Article

Historic Swansea art gallery brought into 21st century

The Grade II-listed Glynn Vivian Art Gallery in Swansea has been modernised with an extension by architects Powell Dobson that uses low-profile structural glazing to help link the buildings. The project involved adding a new gallery, community and education rooms,... View Article

SageGlass wins green prize

SageGlass, manufactured by the SaintGobain group, scooped the Gaia Award for the most innovative green construction product at The Big 5 2016’s Middle East ceremony, celebrating sustainability. The awards honour companies in the construction industry whose products and services demonstrate... View Article

Future-proof buildings now

Jim Lowther assesses how we can future-proof a new generation of buildings through the specification of the latest rooflights and fire protection products. Specifying products for domestic and commercial building projects can be a daunting process, one which has to... View Article

The energy revolution underway in glass extensions

Christian Wiegel at Solurlux discusses glass as a construction material in the context of a research project on the development of ‘energy self-sufficient’ glass extensions. Constructions made of glass have their own special charm. As a trained architect and engineer,... View Article

Blinding benefits

Integral blinds are not simply an open and shut case, explains Ian Short of Morley Glass & Glazing. Integral blinds – blinds that are fitted between the two panes of glass inside a sealed unit – provide a hygienic, functional... View Article

Glass of the future – a retrospective

Ian Langham from engineering consultant Eckersley O’Callaghan discusses how futuristic 1960s visions of glass buildings have now become reality, and reflects on glass developments present and possibly future. It’s often interesting to reflect on the past to see where we... View Article
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