Architect & Interiors India

Glass in Architecture

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Glass Buildings are becoming popular in construction due to their ability to be transparent, recyclable and energy efficient.

When compared with other building materials, glass clearly stands out as an eco-friendly alternative and this is probably why the material is finding favour with architects and interiors alike.

The use of glass in buildings is often dictated by the type of climate around the building. In warmer climatic conditions, high-performance glazing is used which keeps the temperature cool and helps minimize the use of air conditioning.

For motivational reasons, most office complexes are increasingly going for oversized glasses and low iron glasses, which provide a clear outside view even from the edges of the windows. It instantly creates a connection between the residents/occupants and the outside environment.

Considering the prevalence of the material, it is imperative to understand its properties and be aware of available options.

With more innovations and the novelty of glass being one of the only facades finishes gradually wearing off and with the way architecture in India is moving forward, there is a newfound realisation that buildings that are made for cosmopolitan India must be an amalgamation of the best that technology has to offer, while at the same time staying true to the context and materials that this country is uniquely known for.

Resham Plaza - Glass Building - Makemyhouse.com
Resham Plaza – Glass Building – Makemyhouse.com

With more innovations and the novelty of glass being one of the only facades finishes gradually wearing off and with the way architecture in India is moving forward, there is a newfound realisation that buildings that are made for cosmopolitan India must be an amalgamation of the best that technology has to offer, while at the same time staying true to the context and materials that this country is uniquely known for.

Rapid development in glazing technology and its incorporation into structural glazing systems have resulted in huge steps forward in terms of the construction of glass buildings. It is not just that glass has a leading role to play in aesthetics, but it is also vital to a building’s energy performance and user comfort.

Read the full story that first appeared in Architect & Interiors Jan 2023 issue here:

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