Category: Architectural Glass

Curved Glass Enhances Theater Facade

The Park Theater in Jaffrey, New Hampshire, is a new venue for live performances, movies, and local school productions that follows in the footsteps of the original Park Theater, a movie and vaudeville house that operated in Jaffrey from 1922 to 1976.  Although its planned reopening in 2020 was thwarted by the corona virus pandemic, the… Read more »

Clearer than Clear ….Glass that is ultra-clear

Ultra clear glass

In the world of clear architectural glass, ultra-clear low-iron glass is a designer favorite. Why is this? Soda-lime glass, the most common form of architectural glass produced is composed of about 70 percent silica (silicon dioxide), 15 percent soda (sodium oxide), and 9 percent lime (calcium oxide), with much smaller amounts of various other compounds.  Iron is the major metal… Read more »

Glass Walkways: Beautiful, but are they safe?

Glass Walkway with staircase

Glass walkways and stairs can easily become the center attraction of any interior space.  Indeed, glass brings a lightness and beauty to most architectural applications, but there are some guidelines to follow in designing and ordering glass for these applications. Design approach The International Building Code addresses subject by referencing an ASTM standard, E2741, Standard Practice… Read more »

Curved Laminated Glass Railings

Madison Square

Glass is often the material of choice for designers who seek an elegant transparent, yet sturdy, building material. The latest designs for curved glass railings used in guards or handrails incorporate glass that has been strengthened and then laminated for safety. These railings become the centerpiece of an interior space.   Here’s a look at two… Read more »

Reducing Solar Heat Gain with Laminated Glass

Solar Skylights Laminated 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 glass to control heat loss in our… Read more »

The Benefits of Glass Doors in Your Office or Home

Laminated Glass Doors for Office Building

Have you been thinking about installing glass doors inside of your home or business? While some people worry about keeping them clean and the inherent lack of privacy that comes along with glass doors, there are also plenty of benefits that come with having these types of doors in your home or business. Here are… Read more »

Unique Custom Glass Designs

bathroom skylights for glass in home

Not all buildings are created the same, leading to many structures requiring custom glass solutions for rooms or to protect against something like leaks. Below are a few of these unique window situations that Bent Glass Design can help create customized solutions for. Round Skylights When it comes to homes or business buildings, any installed… Read more »

Glass for Natural Light in a Workplace

natural light from glass

Natural light in the workplace is something employees cherish while they are stuck in the office. A workplace is supposed to be a comfortable place for workers to be productive and efficient in their jobs and careers. Employees may feel overwhelmed with the amount of work they have to get done, and natural light can… Read more »

How You Can Use Glass in Your Home

bent glass table

Glass can be a creative material to use in your home. Glass designs have come a long way throughout the years and incorporating them in your home can give it a great look to your home. Here are some cool options for using glass: Kitchens and Bathrooms Glass tiles in your kitchen or bathroom can… Read more »

Bent Glass Technology in Architecture

Curved glass in Airport

Glass technology has changed dramatically in recent years, and the avenues of creativity have broadened when using it to make stunning architectural pieces. Glass typically wasn’t incorporated into the architecture of a building because architects, contractors, and designers didn’t have a whole lot of options when it came to utilizing glass. However, the development of… Read more »