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Minimalist windows have explored the potential of structural glass to provide large sliding glass window-walls with extremely thin doorframes. Yet, today’s architectural demands, dictated by the aim for transparency and for spatial continuity between inside and outside, constantly push for better performances — more efficient and dynamic systems — and also for ever-larger full-height sizes […]

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Pedro Borges de Araújo

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Laminated glass is being used in applications because of its many value add characteristics. As the use of laminate glass increases, architects, designers and installers push the envelope on how it is used. One structurally glazed application may not always have the full laminate glass thickness supported along its bottom edge. If this installation style […]

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Julia Schimmelpenningh

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The reduction of costs maintaining clear architecture, constructive and structural concepts. In the world of glass especiallywith the structural glass use it is normal to see big projects, with huge budgets and big specialist companies involved, as the glass cube. However, thank to these kinds of projects, the technology is moving forward, and little projects […]

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Modern architecture continues to produce ever more attractive and higher quality façade constructions. Previously build – only based on general experience, now often sophisticated structural analysis is necessary to design a façade – but the structural design is often forgotten due to a lack of knowledge (structural and architectural design). At present we see damages […]

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Glass structures are predominantly dependent on how individual panels are connected together. In this way limited sizes can be used to much greater effect in larger structures. The development of different connection technologies has grown rapidly over the last decade. Material development and the advancement of analytical process have enabled this process to flourish. This […]

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Structural, architectural and installation demands must all be considered in glass structures. The best solutions do not form a compromise between these demands but integrate them into one solution. This paper presents a case study of three glass structures with varying challenges on the Observation Deck of Hudson Yards in New York – a 3m, […]

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