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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

Understanding laminated glass

Structural applications are one of the glazing areas offering the greatest added value for glass processors, but it is important to avoid improvisation and risks according to Michel Palumbo and Maria Teresa Mazzucchelli, glass safety service designers for Vetrostrutturale. Sometimes, glass designers and processors focus too heavily on... View Article

The grill from Ipanema – Anibal Building, Rio de Janeiro

The Anibal Building in Ipanema, Rio, is a low-rise office block that neatly reflects the Brazilian city’s flair for original and unusual building facades, as Ray Philpott discovers. Architects Bernardes Arquitetura faced some complex challenges when they set out to... View Article

Origamitecture – Val-de-Fontenay bank, Paris

The new office complex for bank Société Générale in Val-de-Fontenay, eastern Paris, resembles three folds in a giant sheet of paper ­– formed from over 200 km of reconstituted Japanese wood strips. Stephen Cousins investigates. Faced with the task of... View Article

Crittall launches InnerVision internal screens range

Crittall, the world leading steel windows and doors manufacturer has launched the InnerVision range of bespoke steel-framed internal screens that will create a new world of possibilities for opening up living, commercial, academic and retail spaces. Combining precision engineering, elegant... View Article

ISG commences £32 million Central Square Cardiff office scheme

ISG has secured its second major contract with developer Rightacres at the prestigious Central Square development in Cardiff – winning a £32.5 million new build office scheme. The win further strengthens ISG’s presence at this city gateway location, adjacent to Cardiff Central... View Article

Work commences on 3 Glass Wharf by Darling Associates

Development will celebrate Bristol’s industrial heritage while raising the bar for office design. Construction has started on 3 Glass Wharf, a major new 111,600 sq.ft. office headquarters building in Bristol’s Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone, designed by award winning architects, interior... View Article

Checking out at the library

The new library at the University of Birmingham is wrapped in cladding that offers an interesting new variation on granite in four different finishes. Brian Newell of Shackerley looks at the aesthetics and function. The University of Birmingham’s landmark Edgbaston... View Article
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