Category: Bent 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 »

The Challenges of Fabricating Curved Glass with Tight Radii

Curved Glass Stairs

When it comes to glazing design, architects are drawn to the aesthetic appeal of curved glass.  Curved glass is available in many sizes, shapes, and colors.  Sharp angle bends up to 90 degrees, radii up to 180 degrees, multiple radii, double to triple reverse bends, and other complex forms make curved glass a exciting design element.  However, there… 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 »

Glass Doors for Your Home or Business

Glass Doors in office building

Glass doors in your home or office can be a wonderful look. There are different types of glass doors you could choose from depending on the style and benefits you’d prefer. Here are some different glass door options for you to choose from! Let’s take a look at these different glass door options below: Hinged… Read more »

Glass Observation Decks Are the Future

glass observation decks

The glass observation decks attached to some of the world’s highest skyscrapers attract thousands of visitors every year. It’s not only the cool architecture that attracts them, but also the views and thrill of walking on the decks. Sleek Look The design aesthetic of glass observation decks present a sleek look and depending on how… Read more »

Why Laminated Glass is so Popular

Laminated glass was invented more than 100 years ago by French chemist Édouard Bénédictus, but it’s only recently starting to get the popularity it deserves. Why is it gaining popularity? Here are some reasons why laminated glass is getting some buzz. The Benefits of Bent Laminated Glass: Laminated glass is constructed by bonding two or… Read more »

Benefits of Bullet Resistant Glass for Specific Businesses

Bullet resistant glass at Police Station

Bullet resistant glass helps to protect against the penetration of bullets fired from small arms such as pistols and rifles. Bullet resistant glass is some of the toughest glass in the entire world. As a result, many different industries have found a way to incorporate bullet resistant glass into their operations. NIJ Ballistic Standards The… Read more »

Laminated vs Insulating Glass

Laminated insulate glass

Laminated glass and insulating glass can be great for many types of projects. If you have an upcoming project with glass, you may want to take a look at some differences between these two types of glasses, so that you can decide which type is best for your upcoming project. Laminated Glass Laminated glass is… Read more »