6 Ways to Use Architectural Glass Outdoors

Incorporating Glass Block + Structural Glass Outdoors As summertime quickly approaches, home and building owners are beginning to tackle the outdoor projects that they have been planning throughout the colder winter months. Whether it’s a small balcony or a large backyard, enhanced outdoor spaces encourage time spent outdoors can provide a number of personal and…

Sustainable Architecture

Glass & Sustainable Architecture Last year was the fourth hottest year on record, according to NASA and NOAA. Although our planet’s climate has been changing throughout geological time, the warmest average temperatures have been recorded in the last five years. The recent effects of climate change have been well documented. Extreme weather events, like the…

Glass Block In Transportation

Bringing Beauty and Durability to Transportation Stations A study from the American Public Transportation Association reports that public transportation ridership has increased by 30% in recent years. Whether on a train, bus or ferry, Americans took 2.5 billion trips on public transportation in the third quarter of 2018 alone. Transportation stations accommodate a high volume…

Glass Block In Offices

The Advantages of Letting the Light Shine Through in Offices As the demands of business change, so do office building designs. Decades ago, companies virtually “corralled” their office workers into cubicles and offices with opaque walls to deter interruption and distraction. In recent years, the pendulum swung toward “open office” designs meant to encourage teamwork…

Fire Rated Glass Block

The Safety and Durability of Fire Rated Glass Block Attractive, durable, energy-efficient, and capable of opening up dead and dark spaces, fire rated glass block is endowed with inherent fire-resistant properties. In many fire-safe buildings, fire rated glass block structural components furnish an additional level of safety that wood and drywall cannot. Whether for interior…

Glass Block Rainscreens

Glass Block, The Ideal Rainscreen As a building material, glass block is durable, sustainable, fireproof, and an excellent insulator. The material’s transparent nature offers superior energy efficiency while admitting light and muffling most of the sound from outside. By itself, as the primary cladding for new construction, glass block’s beauty and functionality have contributed to…