Façades

Al Fattan Crystal Towers - Image: Glas Trösch

Glass shell by Glas Trösch for the Al Fattan Crystal Towers

One of the world’s most famous beaches, Jumeirah Beach, stretches about 20 kilometres from downtown Dubai. In front of the sand-coloured architecture of the beach hotels, a luxurious eye-catcher was recently created here: The new pair of skyscrapers “Al Fattan Crystal Towers – Rixos Premium Dubai” is completely wrapped in glass and lends the skyline …

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Specifying Glass Partitions? Your Guide to Understanding Sound

Undestanding The Acoustic Performance Of Glass Partitions

In order to understand how best to specify glass partitions, it’s good to start with an introduction to the decibel scale.  This then provides a basis for where on that scale your specification should be. Measuring Sound The decibel (abbreviated dB) is the unit used to measure the intensity of a sound. On the decibel …

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A Modern Home is a Functional Home

What Really Defines A Modern Home?

It would be hard to pin point certain technologies that have rendered our modern homes functional. However, there is no dearth of modern designs, features, and gadgets that make life simpler; and these things are updated and upgraded with every model. However, the question that needs to be asked is: what really defines a modern …

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SageGlass Harmony™ : Design A Seamless View

SageGlass Harmony™ is a totally unique glazing solution that provides precise glare and daylight control and a smooth visual aesthetic through a natural, seamless in-pane tint transition. A Seamless Outdoor Connection There is a reason we put glass in our buildings. It is our connection to the outside world. It is often our primary source …

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DAYLIGHT ANALYSIS & GLAZING SELECTION: A CASE STUDY

Daylight Analysis & Glazing Selection: A Case Study

Natural lighting is an extremely important part of any building – simply because it is beneficial to both comfort and energy efficiency of an interior space. Having ideal natural lighting inside a building can reduce the dependency on artificial lighting and create a much more holistic environment for rest, relaxation and work. Yet, enabling the …

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Schüco AF 500 For maximum CNC performance

With the new AF 500, Schüco now has a highly dynamic CNC machine with five axes in its portfolio, which will soon offer even more advantages to metal fabricators. Machining lengths of 7.3 m and excess lengths in two stages, three-sided processing and end-of-profile machining enable the AF 500 to fabricate windows, doors and façades …

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AFC Attends Zak’s World of Facades

AFC Attends Zak’s World of Facades

Last week, AFC’s engineers traveled to New York City for Zak’s World of Facades – the region’s premier conference on façade design and engineering. Now in its 52nd edition globally and its first in NYC, the conference covered the latest innovations and challenges in the construction industry pertaining to the building envelope and showcased some of …

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The Glass clock that expected to break the Guinness World Record

The partnership between Tecglass, HFD House and Mosavtosteklo led to an extraordinary new achievement in the area of cutting-edge architectural projects. The clock on the dome of the New Concert and Cinema Hall in the Moscow City Business Centre was printed entirely using Tecglass digital technology. Perfect synchronization between sunlight and the graphic design of the glass panels …

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Alucobond Headquarters Showcases Company’s Commitment To Innovation

The FAM head office in Magdeburg, Germany employs an aluminum composite and glass façade. The curvaceous exterior was achieved with the use of Alucobond A2 material in Sunrise Silver Metallic and Sky Blue finishes. The headquarters was designed by pbr Planungsbüro Rohling AG of Stuttgart to showcase the company’s corporate branding, as well as a …

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General contractors top priorities in working with façade and glass industry suppliers

General contractors top priorities in working with façade and glass industry suppliers

Vitro Glass-commissioned survey first to gauge general contractors’ demands, expectations of glazing contractors, glass fabricators and glass manufacturers. General contractors want glass suppliers to deliver products faster, on time and at the right price, according to a first-of-its-kind survey commissioned by Vitro Architectural Glass. The survey, which was conducted by a leading construction industry research …

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