In an environment where safety has become one of the most important aspects of construction, glass is a leading material due to a number of reasons. It’s one of the fastest evolving materials, constantly being upgraded to fit futuristic design demands and raising standards. In today’s article we will take a look at some of the benefits of glass in architecture, as well as a few outstanding projects using it to its full potential. Read on to get inspired!
What sets glass apart from other cladding materials?
Glass is extremely adaptive – it can be customized to fit a variety of needs such as thermal insulation, solar control, sound reduction, daylight optimization, ease of maintenance and more. It’s also incredibly lightweight and doesn’t add up to the dead load of a building the way stone would, for example. But the most striking difference is its appearance. Glass can convey a multitude of ideas via colour and finishes; it’s a material which speaks with the language of the architect.
Glass is also a material which can be produced to meet highest security standards. This is of utmost importance when designing for public spaces like airports and train stations; it can be an extremely difficult task to match your aesthetic with the materials available to work with. Choosing glass for a facade guarantees a breath-taking result which lives up to the expectations of investors.
Glass in context
You can never have enough of it – and these amazing projects are a living proof of the limitless design possibilities you have once you get acquainted with this flexible material. Let us inspire you to get involved in a game of cladding which will touch your soul and make you consider glass for your next project.