Tag Archives: SmartGlass International

Importance of natural light in office buildings

A positive and healthy working environment in modern office buildings is reliant on on several factors, including the company that an employee works for, the comradery in the office, and if the office design allows for sufficient amounts of natural …

Smart Hotel Rooms – Integrating Technology & Design

Technological innovations are challenging architects to dramatically step up hotel interior design. One of the new design trends on the rise in 2018 is to create a ‘smart’ hotel room, where designers use modern technology to provide a more comfortable, …

How innovative academic building design can inspire learning

The design of academic buildings can significantly impact academic performance, for better or worse. Students perform best when they study in an environment where they feel comfortable, safe, and productive in their learning. Functionality is also important—academic building design can …

How Smartglass design is changing architecture

Technology moves at an increasingly rapid pace in the modern world, and it waits for nobody.  Architects are in a particularly vulnerable position when it comes to technology. They must stay current with other key architectural aspects, such as the …

Blackout Glass and its 5 Key Applications

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 …

Japanese Architects rally against Zaha Hadid

Japanese architect Fumihiko Maki and a group of others including Toyo Ito, Sou Fujimoto, Kengo Kuma and Riken Yamamoto have joined together to officially oppose the design of Zaha Hadid’s 2020 Olympic Stadium.

Ultra Flex Wooden Rugs

German designer Elisa Strozyk has created a series of wooden rugs that can bend, drape and crumble to imitate real fabric.

Horse-shoe shaped hotel in China

Beijing-based architecture firm, MAD, have released images of its Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort at Taihu Lake in China.

Not-so-subtle retail advertising

In contrast to the trend of simplified, cryptic, Helvetica-fronted shop facades of recent times, this bicycle shop in Germany has decided to be a bit more blunt and literal.

‘Morning Mug’ Wakes Up With You

This inventive little mug reacts to heat, and changes its external appearance as it warms up.