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Latest Issue : Glass & Translucent Materials 2022

Published alongside the March issue of ADF magazine is the annual Glass & Translucent Materials supplement.

  • ON THE COVER: Building on architects SOM’s tradition of innovative engineering, the design for Shenzhen Rural Commercial Bank’s 158 metre tall, 33-storey headquarters incorporates a distinctive external diagrid that significantly reduces solar gain. Cover Image © Seth Powers Photography For the full report, go to page 5.
  • Alex Cooke of Kingspan Light + Air looks at why polycarbonate curtain walling solutions are being specified as an alternative to glass across various building types.
  • Justin Seldis of Sunsquare looks at why glass has become the building material of choice for architects, but also explains why it’s never been more important to put safety and security first as designs get bigger and more elaborate.
  • The versatility of glass made it the right choice for SOM to create curved facades with maximum transparency, in a complex mixed-use development on one of Manhattan’s last undeveloped sites. Roseanne Field reports
  • Additional features, interviews and comments from Promat UK, ID Systems, ESG, Lamilux UK, and more.