MIT Scientists Want to 3D Print Architectural Glass

Designers have found all sorts of unique ways to utilize glass in architectural applications, and the improvements that have been made to glass over the years have made it possible for them to push the limits of design. From towering skyscrapers to iconic structures like the Louvre Pyramid in France, architectural glass has shaped the… Read more »

Electrochromic “Smart Windows” Could One Day Become the Norm

By nearly every measure, we are living in the midst of an increasingly “smart” world. We have smart cars, smart TVs, smart homes, and smart cities. As for the latest development in smart technology? That would be windows, folks. Most people already understand the concept of “smart” devices. They track the ideal temperature in your… Read more »

Create Eye-Catching Display Cases With Custom Bent Glass

When we talk about bent glass, we typically focus on the architectural applications of our products. From high-rise office buildings to high-end residential properties, you can find our custom bent glass in buildings of all shapes and sizes. But the potential of bent glass doesn’t end there. We’ve also used our skills and equipment to… Read more »

Solar Energy Company Develops Innovative Photovoltaic Glass

When architects and construction companies set out to build energy-efficient buildings, their choice of windows is one of the most important decisions they can make. When builders skimp on glass, it can cost companies thousands of dollars in added energy costs each year. That’s why we use insulating laminated glass in our exterior window designs…. Read more »

New Apple Campus Features Massive Panes of Curved Glass

After more than three years of construction, Apple’s 2.8 million-square-foot spaceship campus is finally nearing completion. As the final project of founder and famed perfectionist Steve Jobs, the campus is characteristically ambitious, featuring a host of exacting design decisions that were painstakingly made by the team at Apple. It took more than a year and… Read more »

Let the Sun Shine in With Custom Bent Glass

Did you know that psychological studies have found that people are more productive when exposed to natural light during their workdays? According to researchers in the Interdepartmental Neuroscience program at Northwestern University, employees who are regularly exposed to natural sunlight report that they sleep better at night, and experience fewer distractions and disturbances throughout the… Read more »

World’s Largest Stained Glass Window Comes to Kansas City

At the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in the Kansas City suburb of Leawood, a massive stained glass window is coming together. At 37 feet high and 93 feet wide, once it’s complete it will be the largest stained glass window in the world. Each of the 160 panels that the window is composed… Read more »

New LA Courthouse Takes the Form of a Floating Glass Cube

Downtown Los Angeles is home to a new US Courthouse, and it looks distinctly different form the 1930s-era building it was designed to replace. Just a few years ago, the site of the new courthouse was nothing more than a hole in the ground in the heart of downtown LA. Today, it’s been reborn in… Read more »

A 63-Story Glass Tower is Coming to New York City

Think New York City already has enough high rises? Well, SL Green Realty doesn’t think so, and now they’re getting ready to develop a gorgeous glass skyscraper called One Vanderbilt that will rival the height of the Empire State Building and forever change the skyline of New York City. According to the New York Times,… Read more »

Benefits of Using Laminated Safety Glass

In large-scale construction projects, it’s important to choose glass that will be durable and safe for all future occupants in the building. While the folks at Bent Glass Design typically focus on more decorative elements, we know that laminated safety glass is an excellent choice for building construction—here’s why. In large buildings, safety glass can… Read more »