• Posts Tagged ‘Glass’

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    Construction glass is a building element that will never go out of fashion. Its remarkable flexibility makes it a reliable construction material that speeds the work and is ideal for embellishing facades. Since the construction boom of the 1990s, the Middle East, and Dubai in particular, have seen building designs...

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        Known to the ancient Egyptians, glass was first used to create small decorative objects. With time, processing became more efficient and economical, leading to its usage for larger objects and structures such as buildings and houses. The birth of the Maison de Verre in 1932, built by French architect Pierre Chareau...

    According to the BNC (Business News for Construction) Dubai Construction Market 2016 report, there is a steady boom of construction projects around the UAE and it shows no signs of slowing down. As a result, there is a need for continuous innovation in the area of sustainable design and construction, with customers...

    Philip Johnson’s Glass House, built in 1949, broke down the barriers between public and private. The translucent structure’s influence still dominates the design world. You can see it in the obsession with glass shower stalls and in the eschewal of ornamentation, and the emphasis on function in domestic...

    Born in Rio de Janeiro in 1978, Brazilian designer Zanini de Zanine grew up in a household in which names like Oscar Niemeyer, Lúcio Costa and Sergio Rodrigues were frequent guests. These childhood encounters, combined with the influences of his father, José Zanine Caldas—a world-famous landscape designer, model...

    Inside looking out, a 19,500-square-meter facility, with a striking anodized aluminum and glass facade, frames the view of the adjacent 17th century St. George’s Church in Sheffield. The University of Sheffield’s new faculty of engineering building comprises hundreds of individual pieces of various shapes, sizes and...

    Summer lovin’ accompanied by a bottle of chilled Chardonnay—what more can we hope for this summer? The Parqer Glass enables coastal picnicking without lugging along a table and chairs. Poke the stem right into the sand and enjoy the sea breeze. You might consider filling it with a glass of Europe’s latest bright...

    Advances in glass technology have some of the world’s most fashionable architects saying goodbye to the four-corner curtain wall towers that formerly epitomized progress. New technologies, notably those used to produce the double curved glass, allow architects to design swirling shapes that seemingly collapse the...

    London’s various design districts brought another round of inspiring objects to view. ArchiExpo enjoyed spotting the best products and installations for 2015. Curiosity Cloud by renowned Austrian design duo mischer’traxler. Each of the 250 mouth-blown glass globes contained a single hand-fabricated insect and each...

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