Architectural Glass on a Yacht? You Betcha!

Beautiful architectural glass is not restricted to buildings.  Take a recent glass refit of a privately owned motor yacht completed by Derecktor Shipyards at their Dania shipyard.  The architectural laminated glass manufactured by Bent Glass Design for their sister company, ProCurve Glass, was installed in windscreens and around a jacuzzi and firepit on the upper… Read more »

Measuring Bent Glass

When you are describing a piece of flat glass, it comes down to three dimensions—the thickness, the length, and the width.  With bent glass, the thickness is easy to specify, but it gets more complicated to specify the dimensions related to shape.  Here are the terms that you will need to specify when describing bent… Read more »

Decorative Color Options for Bent Glass

Glass comes in colors, interlayers come in colors, and colors and images can be printed on both to add an element of decoration to glass partitions, railings, exterior glass, and shower doors.  Another way to create a buzz where the colors shift depending on the viewing angle is with dichroic films.  3M offers non-metallic, corrosion-free… Read more »

Architectural Bullet Resistant Glass

Teller windows in banks are not the only applications for bullet resistant glass.  There are instances where glass laminates designed for bullet resistance are installed in schools, storefronts, and municipal buildings.  When constructed with low-iron glass, thick bullet resistant laminates offer enhanced security without sacrificing transparency. Ballistic Performance There are different levels of ballistics performance,… Read more »

Stronger, Lighter Glass for Interiors

The thicker the glass, the greater the strength.  Not so with chemically strengthened glass.  Elevecture, located in New York City, has incorporated 2mm chemically strengthened glass in building lobbies and interior elevator cabs—high traffic areas that are often subjected to impacts or scratches.  More information is available from Elevecture. Chemically strengthened glass offers two more… Read more »

Curved Glass for Revolving Doors

Revolving doors are an aesthetic feature of a building entrance, as well as a practical solution from an energy efficiency perspective. Both traditional manual-style and automatic revolving doors offer a range of material choices, including polished or brushed stainless steel, brass or bronze finishes.  Curved tempered glass or laminated glass can be specified for the… Read more »

Bent Glass Design and Devil’s Detail

The Architectural Glass and Metal Association (AGMA) is a trade association serving regional glazing contractors in the greater Philadelphia area. The association serves as a resource for professional contractors engaged in interior and exterior glass applications.  Its publication, Devil’s Detail, recently focused on bent glass, and Bent Glass Design was a contributor to this interesting article. Click… Read more »

Glass Display Cases Entice Shoppers

Let’s face it, shoppers want to see what they are buying when it comes to food.  Glass is hygienic, attractive, and easy to clean—attributes that enhance the shopping experience.  RPI Industries, located in Medford, New Jersey, have over 30-years’ experience manufacturing refrigerated and non-refrigerated glass cases for the hospitality and food service markets. Standard or… Read more »

Privacy Glass in Philadelphia Hospital Enhances the Patient Experience

Privacy Glass is a unique interior or exterior option for glazing in many applications, including shower enclosures, windows, projection displays, and skylights.  One special use of this glazing is found in patients’ rooms at a major Philadelphia hospital.  Privacy glass enables gives patients control turn glass partitions from clear to translucent with the flip of… Read more »

New Columbia Business School Features Laminated Glass Railing & Windscreen

Bent Glass Design is working with W&W Glass on two buildings that are part of the new Columbia Business School located on the university’s Manhattanville campus.  The company has fabricated exterior laminated glass for a railing and six-foot tall, laminated windscreen glass for an exterior terrace.  Design on the two buildings is led by Diller… Read more »