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.
Curved Glass: Modernizing Form and Function in Convex and Concave Applications
Company: Cristacurva, Houston, USA
About the speaker:
Worked in the early stages of Cristacurva to develop products, technologies, and markets in México. In these early stages, it was possible to develop many relationships with glaziers, and specially architects. This helped develop a more in-depth understanding of design glass needs. Responsible for the operations of the company which covers sales, marketing, and production. Cristacurva is a major player in the curved, oversized, decorative, solar, and structural glass market in North America. As such, Cristacurva has supplied highly complex and quality glass products for many building icons throughout the USA, Canada, and México.