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

Can Concrete Be A Sustainable Choice?

Cozy Patio Area With Concrete

Of course, there is a “but,” and in today’s eco-conscious world, it’s a big one. When you consider the embodied energy—or the total energy consumed by all the processes associated with the production of a building—concrete is at the top of the scale. It also has the lowest recycle value. In short, sustainable concrete construction has a long way to … Read More

Photovoltaic Glass Architecture Exposed into Two Scales

Modern Sustainable Building

For proof that the future is now, look no further than photovoltaic glass. This cutting-edge technology essentially transforms glass into solar panels that convert light into electricity. Lest there be no misunderstanding, the answer is yes. We are talking about windows that generate their own power. It’s clean, green, and very cool. Photovoltaic glass incorporates transparent semiconductor-based photovoltaic—or solar—cells by … 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

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