Glass Technology

Curved glass curtains will give Washington, D.C., office building more views and floor space

The 2050 M Street building will have panels of curved glass covering its exterior. Renderings courtesy REX, via Architizer

November 04, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Around 900 fluted glass panes will cover 2050 M Street, which will contain television studios for...

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Buildings could install glass that doubles as solar panels, if a Michigan State research group's innovation catches on.

October 27, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The transparent luminescent solar concentrator device could be used on buildings or mobile device...

MIT Develops 3-D Printer that Prints Glass

The machine in action, up close. Photo screenshot from Mediated Matter via Fast Company Design

August 28, 2015 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Digital Editor

The machine uses molten glass as its “ink,” contained in a “kiln cartridge” that heats up at 1,90...

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AAMA updates methods for testing of exterior walls

Photo: Tim1965/Creative Commons

August 06, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The standard specifies test methods, specifications, and field checks to evaluate structural adeq...

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Louisville group plans on building world's largest disco ball

Photo: Bin im Garten, Wikimedia Commons

July 16, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The sphere would more than double the size of the current record holder.

A company is developing spray-on solar panels for windows

Researchers view the Colorado Rocky Mountains through an electricity-generating SolarWindow module. Photo courtesy SolarWindow Technologies

June 08, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Made primarily out of hydrogen and carbon, the coating can turn see-through surfaces into solar p...

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Construction of record breaking glass-bottom bridge nearly complete in China

Designed by Israeli architect Haim Dotan, the white bridge is meant to look as if it is “disappearing into the clouds.” Renderings: Haim Dotan

June 04, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Designed by Israeli architect Haim Dotan, the white bridge is meant to look as if it is “disappea...

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Transparent fire-rated entry evokes openness at Johnson & Wales University. Phot
| December 30, 2014 | Technical Glass Products

As more students enter the school system each year, designing for fire safety in educational faci...

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Uptown Bay City transforms a former industrial crane-manufacturing site into vib
| December 30, 2014 | Dow Corning

When developers of Uptown Bay City (Bay City, Mich.) began transforming the former industrial sit...

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For Gelsons Market in Los Angeles (pictured above), the architect was able to p
| December 11, 2014 | SAFTI FIRST

When it comes to designing parking garages, providing vision and transparency might not be the pr...

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Effective, fun fire-rated egress stairwell. Photo: TGP
| October 16, 2014 | Technical Glass Products Sponsored Content

Among the building elements contributing to the success of the elementary school’s public learnin...

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October 14, 2014 | SAFTI FIRST

SAFTI FIRST, leading USA-manufacturer of advanced fire rated glass and framing systems, recently...

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Steel curtain wall entry with heat-mirror glass. Image: TGP
| September 04, 2014 | Technical Glass Products Sponsored Content

In this the new facility, middle school and high school classroom wings flank either side of the...

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Pilkington Profilit wave with TGP ProColor in bronze metallic
September 03, 2014 | Technical Glass Products Sponsored Content

For design professionals seeking glazing with a durable and colorfast appearance, Technical Glass...

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Narrow fire-rated aluminum framing system
| August 17, 2014 | Technical Glass Products Sponsored Content

The precision engineering of TGP’s Fireframes Aluminum Series creates narrow profiles and crisp s...

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SuperSecure II-XLS with Level III Ballistic/Grade 2 Attack in SAFTIfire Ballisti
| August 08, 2014 | SAFTI FIRST  

When the designers at L. R. Kimball looked for an all-in-one clear, wire-free glazing solution th...

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July 17, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Urban Green Council addresses a concern that many "green" buildings in the U.S. have: poor in...

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Glass type, glass coating, shading patterns, vents, and framing system can all i
July 07, 2014 | PPG Glass Education Center

The glass type, glass coating, shading patterns, vents, and framing system can impact an IGU’s ri...

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Channel glass exterior faade. Photo: Technical Glass Products/NBBJ
| July 07, 2014 | Technical Glass Products

The University of San Francisco’s new John Lo Schiavo Center for Science and Innovation brings sc...

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For the Doolittle Maintenance Facility, SAFTI FIRST provided 60 minute, fire res
| June 27, 2014 | SAFTI FIRST

For the Doolittle Maintenance Facility, SAFTI FIRST provided 60 minute, fire resistive w...

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June 20, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Seventh Heaven complex features a stepped form that will offer stunning views of the Dubai sk...

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All renderings: courtesy Kohn Pedersen Fox
May 28, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The two-building headquarters for Turkey’s largest and oldest financial institution, Ziraat Bank,...

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May 20, 2014 | Arup

The book, co-authored by Arup's Russell Fortmeyer, illustrates the various ways architects, consu...

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Fire-rated glass floor system study area. Photo: courtesy TGP
| May 03, 2014 | Technical Glass Products Sponsored Content

In implementing Northwestern University’s Engineering Life Sciences infill design, Flad Architect...

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| April 23, 2014 | SAFTI FIRST This is sponsored content

For a recent renovation of a stairwell and exit corridors at Ridgewood High School in Norridge, I...

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The rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of the Old Naval Hospital, Washington, D.C
April 02, 2014 | C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett, Contributing Editors

Aligning thermal breaks and applying air barriers are among the top design and installation trick...

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Channel glass creates a curving faade. Photo: Technical Glass Products
| March 30, 2014 | Technical Glass Products This is sponsored content

The new Bradford West Gwillimbury Leisure Centre features a 1,400-sf serpentine channel glass wal...

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Photo: Iwan Baan - / Courtesy Emerson College
March 07, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The $85 million, 10-story vertical campus takes the shape of a massive, shimmering aircraft hanga...

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February 27, 2014 | PPG Glass Education Center

Glass is heat-treated for two reasons: the first is to increase its strength to resist external s...

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February 27, 2014 | PPG Industries

PPG Industries’ flat glass business has received $312,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE...

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