Curved glass is a component that plays a central role in the aesthetics of heightened designs and iconic buildings. Curved glass is fundamental in advanced architecture which incorporates a magnitude of glass with organic forms throughout these cutting-edge design structures. Pushing the limits of innovation and design possibilities requires continual technological development in glass fabrication techniques in order to keep up with the latest aesthetics, safety, structural, and performance requirements. One of the key components within these requirements is preserving uniformity in aesthetics and performance when a high thermal-performing or decorative curved glass application is required for convex and concave curves. The following showcased projects demonstrate examples of how advances in technology and know-how have made it possible for curved glass to keep the same aesthetics and thermal performance in undulating facades where the coatings are to remain on the same surface, typically #2 or #4, regardless of whether the curve is concave or convex.
Representing Javier Sanchez-Gil
About the speaker:
Yago graduated as an architect in 2008 from one of Spain’s top 3 architecture schools. A year later he completed a Master’s in Healthcare Architecture, and over the following year he was a course coordinator at Madrid’s Architect’s Association, from which he also obtained a Master’s in Building Pathology and Restoration Techniques. During this time, he attended more than 300 hours of façade and building envelope courses at the Association’s training center. He has over 3 years’ experience working as high-end design architect in Spain and the U.K. After one year working at a multi-disciplinary building envelope design and engineering firm, he joined Interpane in 2012 specializing in high-performance architectural glass products. During this time, he closely worked with many of North America’s most prestigious architects, consultants, and glazing contractors in some of the most iconic projects built in the last decade. In 2022 he joined Cristacurva as their director of sales for the U.S. and Canada to further develop his career in premium architectural glass products and services. He has served as jury for the CTBUH Façade Engineering awards program, guest lecturer at Western New England University’s mechanical engineering – façade specialty program, and speaker at multiple specialized conferences and seminars.