Blackout glass is a type of switchable glass technology that allows users to alternate the appearance of the glass between transparent and blacked out. Two other states are available in the form of both opaque and solar-tinted. Blackout glass works through the application of a current to the switchable glass panels which enables users to alter the appearance of the glass.
Full glass front doors offer an excellent way to enhance both the exterior and interior aesthetic of a home by providing a unique design and allowing lots of natural light into the home. But standard full glass front doors come with the disadvantage of reducing privacy for homeowners.
The construction of skyscrapers is a huge industry. The number of skyscrapers being built is rising year on year, and this growth is expected to continue as cities look to become more modern and eye-catching with impressive skylines that attract tourists and businesses alike. The sums involved in constructing skyscrapers increase each year too—The Salesforce Tower in San Francisco is set to become the city’s most expensive building when its construction is complete, costing over $1.1 billion. Continue reading
The tremendous growth of technology over the last two decades has benefited society in many ways, and one of the most promising applications of more advanced technology is in changing the offline shopping experience of customers. Already, many high-end shopping centres in China and the U.S. have implemented smart technologies in a bid to attract more customers with great success.
A sustainable office design has gone from a “nice-to-have” to a “must-have” achievement. The question is no longer if business will incorporate sustainable design, but when. Thanks to new legislation, heightened corporate social responsibility and increased productivity, “greening” existing infrastructure has become an immediate action item for many companies anticipating the future.
Combining benefits such as superb aesthetics, improved privacy, and more privacy in both commercial and residential properties, switchable smart glass is a much sought-after technology that enhances a property’s design and functionality.
The management of modern commercial buildings involves many important duties, not least of which is maximizing security to prevent break-ins and other safety breaches. One of the most common architectural practices used to increase the safety and security of commercial properties is the use of toughened security glass. However, installing security glass in a building doesn’t mean compromising on aesthetics. Switchable smart glass can be combined with a number of security glass products to provide a solution that meets security needs in a stylish way.
Despite still being early in 2017, it’s already becoming apparent that glass will be a key component of architectural designs in the year to come. Both commercial and residential architects are including more glass elements in their plans, for both the aesthetics and efficiencies offered. Below we outline some of the biggest trends we expect to feature in developments over the course of this year and beyond.
Healthcare providers are constantly aspiring to provide the best possible environment for their patients. By continuing to upgrade their facilities, hospitals and other healthcare providers can ensure that patients feel as comfortable as possible.