Curved Glass: Reshaping architectural glass with new possibilities and frontiers

Curved glass has been in use for many decades. Modern architecture, incorporating more glass and organic forms, is always pushing the limits of what can be accomplished. New technological advances in glass have taken curved glass fabrication to different levels of complexity and performance in the last few years, and design continues to drive into new frontiers. Keeping up with the most modern aesthetics, structural, safety, and performance requirements has been very challenging when it comes to curved glass. However, the new architecture movement continues to demand glass with forms and shapes, therefore generating an increase in architectural curved glass structures. The following showcased projects demonstrate examples of how it is possible to accomplish complex curved glass projects when on the front end manufacturers, fabricators, glaziers, and especially, the design team work in coordination to research materials and the best possible design solutions.

Javier Sanchez-Gil

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