The Interior Glass Market, 2018

Ubiquitous in our lives since the dawn of civilization, glass is certainly not a new material. But, thanks to changing attitudes and a significant boost from technology, it is experiencing a rebirth as a major player on the interior design landscape. Expanding its product range to accommodate the demands of today’s savvy interior glass market, the industry features forward thinking, … Read More

The Rise of Glass Giants: 20 Different types of glass in a new Seoul

Seoul downtown cityscape

It looks like a simple monolithic tower but the newest, sleekest, addition to the Seoul skyline is actually an exceptional feat of engineering, comprised of 20 different types of glass. The Lotte Tower, a creation of American architectural firm, Kohn, Pederson, Fox (KPF), rises 1821 feet into the clouds—123 stories—making it the tallest building in South Korea and 5th tallest … Read More

Expanding Role of Glass in Construction

Office Building

The science of glass continues to expand by leaps and bounds, creating the foundation for a unique, new architectural dimension that is revolutionizing construction and building design. More and more daring buildings, featuring soaring glass facades, arching canopies, delicate footbridges, and other load bearing glass elements, have onlookers shaking their heads in amazement, wondering if glass wall construction is really … Read More

Looking Through the Glass

Looking through the glass

We created windows and wealthy Pompeiians showed off their glass window panes as a symbol of their affluence. We developed the process of staining glass and what began as adornment for church windows evolved into a contemporary artform. A thousand years later, sustainable and eco-friendly glass tiles and mosaics add sparkle and distinction to even the most institutional spaces. Artistic … Read More

The Power of Graphic Design

Creative graphic design

For centuries, graphic design and architecture have been creatively linked, each contributing to clarifying and communicating a building’s message. Architecture seeks to inspire with shape and form and purpose. With typography and images, graphic design supports and echoes that story, becoming the visual representation of the built environment. Graphic design also plays a key role in presenting architectural concepts for … Read More

3D Buildings: The Homes of the Future?

Cityscape of skyscrapers

It’s been around since the 1980s, creating everything from car parts, to fashion accessories, to artificial human organs for transplant patients. In the construction industry, 3D modeling has become a popular fixture, affording both clients and design teams the opportunity to visualize a project on a smaller scale, avoiding miscommunication and errors down the road. So, the question: Is 3D … Read More

School Architecture and Design

School Architecture and Design

More and more school architecture projects are transforming entire buildings into inspiring comprehensive learning environments. Enlightened designs feature open classroom plans with a wide variety of flexible indoor and outdoor spaces to support teachers’ efforts and stimulate exploration, discovery and sharing of information. The school building and its surroundings become an integral part of the educational process.

Green Architecture 101: Building a Sustainable Future

Green building, sometimes referred to as sustainable design, is a practice that focuses on improving the efficient use of energy, water and materials during a building’s life. This practice also focuses on reducing the negative impact on human health and the environment. The traditional construction of homes and business adds up to nearly 40 percent of the United States’ overall … Read More

4 Ways To Make Your Workspace More Sustainable

Sustainability is not only now viewed by most consumers a corporate responsibility — it’s crucial to lowering your overhead, reducing your carbon footprint, and helping to preserve the planet for future generations. What’s more, companies that engage in greening up are able to use their environmental accountability as part of their messaging. Millennial’s, Gen Xers, and others who are concerned … Read More