Vault Lights

The Resurgence of Vault Lights Have you ever wondered what those little glass insertions in sidewalks of major metropolitan cities were? In many cases, those glass pieces were flush with the sidewalk or sometimes seemed like slightly raised glass “bumps.” In either situation, those were inserted into the pavement to permit sunlight into spaces beneath…

Glass Block is Making a Comeback in the Architectural World

Glass Block is Making a Comeback in the Architectural World Glass block has progressed beyond the simple, functional applications of past decades to become a chic, elegant, and energy efficient architectural feature for many interiors and exteriors. Designers and architects are discovering creative new ways to capitalize on glass block’s light filtering qualities, durability, and…

How To Specify Glass Floors In Your Next Project

How to Specify Glass Floors for Your Next Project For architects and interior designers, clear and translucent glass floor features have become an essential consideration for indoor or outdoor applications. Beautiful, durable, and safe, high-quality, structural glass floors allow natural and artificial light to pass through to the next level to reduce energy costs substantially…

Daylighting

Daylighting: The Future of Architecture Daylighting design strategies pertain to managing the admittance of natural light in the form of direct or diffused sunlight into a home or building. With the strategic use of skylights, windows, and glass block, artificial lighting requirements can be reduced without compromising heating and cooling capability. Scientists and sociologists have…