Novel concepts in glass and glazing are opening new vistas in the buildings world. From massive openings and bent panels to decorative finishes and integrated smart technologies, a cornucopia of glass innovations have been hitting the market in recent years. A review of new projects and recent product introductions gives an idea of the astounding range—and a few key lessons to live by—in today’s institutional and commercial sectors.
After reading this article, you should be able to:
+ DISCUSS cold-bent glass versus heat-treated glass forming.
+ DESCRIBE the challenges of large glass openings.
+ LIST techniques for silk-screening and spandrel treatments.
+ DESCRIBE the use of films, coatings, and fritting.