Architectural Glass: Applications and Available Products

Architectural glass is a series of glass products designed for use in building materials. It can be strengthened using a process known as tempering, which makes it strong enough to help maintain the integrity of the building or structure. It can be curved and bent to fit a variety of custom designs, and our expert team can also use our laminating capabilities and add digital ceramic images for a premium printed glass.

Interior Applications

  • Spiral staircase balustrades
  • Balustrading
  • Partitioning
  • Decorative glass
  • Doors
  • Glass floors
  • Lift shafts

Exterior Applications

  • Showroom windows
  • Revolving doors
  • Custom curved windows
  • Balustrades
  • Pool fences and windows
  • Custom curved skylights
  • Windbreaks
  • Barrel vaults

Design Features

There are a number of advantages of using architectural glass in building designs. Its transparency both allows light to enter the building, and provides the outer facade with a beautiful exterior look. In addition to our tempered options, our architectural products also have laminated glass options, providing increased strength and durability. 

Its strength and durability make it capable of withstanding outdoor weather conditions like wind and rain. Even if tempered glass does break, it will shatter into rounded pieces, preventing glass shards from damaging people or property.

Curving Capabilities

Our architectural glass products can be custom-made to fit your project’s parameters. Glasshape manufactures a comprehensive portfolio of certified specialty architectural glass in both flat panes and our signature bends. We have the ability to bend our glass into many different shapes and sizes, providing a limitless array of options for custom designs.

  • Aesthetics: Our curving capabilities give you unmatched flexibility in shaping and designing your product. Utilize our 2D or 3D curving techniques to give your glass a fluid, seamless form.
  • Strength and durability: The curvature of the glass gives it enhanced levels of strength, maximizing its load resistance and making it better able to withstand pressure and harsh weather climates.
  • Transparency: Because of its inherent transparency, using curved glass in your project designs increases the amount of natural light that circulates throughout your building. This creates a more pleasant and inviting setting. We have the expertise to select the right bend for any glass product, ensuring that your solution retains its clarity.

Our glass is bent using two main methods:

2D: When using this design, the direction of curvature runs in one direction, effectively creating a cylindrical form.

3D: Three-dimensional designs use a multi-directional bend, resulting in a complex curvature, like a dome.

Contact us today to learn more about our glass solutions!

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