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The Innovative Future of Architectural Glass

25-07-2019

Architectural glass has had a long history, gaining prominence first in grand, highly decorative places of worship. Stained glass is an excellent example of historical architectural glass – who can forget the iconic colours and imagery on the meticulously-crafted windows of the Notre Dame? After centuries of being preserved in the windows of old churches, stained glass has recently been making a comeback, bringing a touch of classic grandeur to modern building.

With that said, more modernist takes on architectural glass still dominate design trends, helped in part by the continued advancement of technology, adding new features to architectural glass.

Architectural glass is used by both residential and commercial architects, with emphasis on both efficiency and aesthetics. Technology has only made this more and more achievable.

Here is a list of potential design trends on architectural glass that are powered by new technology:

  • Switchable Smart Glass – this type of architectural glass can alter its light transmission properties, from transparent to translucent and vice versa, when voltage, light, or heat is applied. The market for this type of glass is expected to reach $8 billion by 2025. This is highly sought after by commercial office spaces. The reasons are its energy efficiency and thus, cost saving potential. Switchable smart glass is also used for separating rooms in the house without the appearance of reducing space.
  • Digital Glass Printing – Technological breakthroughs in printing and imaging technology have seen a boost in the use of custom images that are digitally printed on glass windows. A long time ago, image quality was not up to par on larger glass surfaces, but nowadays even pictures taken from your smartphone can be blown up.

At All Team Glass, we provide our clients with the best high quality custom glass products. Our services ensure that our glass products are received by you in good condition and can be easily maintained. Our experience with architectural glass makes us the go-to in the Toronto area for glass products.


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