Tag - Building Envelopes and Systems

Guardian Glass Project: 60 Holborn Viaduct London

Guardian SunGuard® eXtra Selective (SNX) 60 was selected for the glazed façade at 60 Holborn Viaduct London 60 Holborn Viaduct London is an impressive office and retail development designed by international architects Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates. With an “Excellent” BREEAM rating, the nine-storey building offers more...

Guardian Glass Project: Shift Office Complex London

Guardian SunGuard® SuperNeutral (SN) 62/34 coated solar control glass was chosen for the glazed elements of the façade at Shift Office Complex London Ideally located in the heart of the dynamic district of the Saint-Lazare railway station in Paris, the SHIFT office complex london has been completely restyled and...

Laminated Glass: Creep of Unsupported Glass Pane

Laminated glass panels installed in structurally glazed applications may not always have the full laminate glass thickness supported along its bottom edge. This paper was first presented at GPD 2019 by Julia Schimmelpenningh from Eastman Chemical Company. The question of how much vertical slip or “creep” an...

Guardian Glass Project: Triodos Bank

The facade around the building is made entirely of glass, so that the workplaces of Triodos Bank employees are exposed to plenty of natural daylight and are strongly connected to the surrounding area. The Triodos Bank office building is located on De Reehorst Estate in Zeist, Holland. De Reehorst is part of a series...

Guardian Glass Project: Nobu Hotel

The solar control glass for the fully glazed façade is Guardian SunGuard® SuperNeutral (SN) 70/37 HT is used at Nobu Hotel. The Nobu Hotel in the historic city of Warsaw has a unique, slender, triangular-shaped appearance that brings fresh, Japanese-style, contemporary accommodation to the area. Dynamic and...

Bend, Don’t Break: New Tool Enables Economic Glass Design

Computer scientists develop a design tool that opens up the use of a cost-efficient technology for curved glass panels. The tool is based on a deep neural network and allows for the free-form design of beautiful glass façades. Curved glass façades can be stunningly beautiful, but traditional construction methods are...

Guardian Glass Project: Le Garance

The Guardian SunGuard® SN 62/34 with red spandrel coated solar control glass products offers high natural light transmission and minimise the need for artificial light at Le Garance. Le Garance was inaugurated by the Minister of the Interior, on 12 January 2016. This building, designed by the firm Métra + Associés, is...

OKASOLAR 3D Insulation Glass with Sun Protection Grid

Optimal daylight system for a triple-sized sports hall in Luxembourg The triple-sized sports hall of the Lycée Edward Steichen International School in Luxembourg uses OKASOLAR 3D roof glazing to master the opposing challenges of adequate sun protection and effective utilisation of daylight. The three-dimensional grid...

Thin Glass in Architecture – Possible Applications and Challenges

Thin glass offers a promising prospect for lightweight façades with reduced use of raw materials, also opening up entirely new perspectives for architectural expression. Source: Challenging Glass 7 Conference on Architectural and Structural Applications of Glass Belis, Bos & Louter (Eds.), Ghent University...