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  • Innovations with Glass featured image

    Innovations with Glass

    Glass has become a popular building material that is used not only for windows but also as a load-bearing material. New dimensions of glass panes in …

  • Feasibility of Measuring Stress in Glass with a SCALP featured image

    Feasibility of Measuring Stress in Glass with a SCALP

    The SCALP device is designed to measure the residual compressive surface stress of glass. As the SCALP does not rely on the birefringence properties …

  • The Glass Failure Prediction Model featured image

    The Glass Failure Prediction Model

    ASTM E 1300 Standard Practice for Determining Load Resistance (LR) of Glass in Buildings defines the load resistance of a glass construction as being…

  • Seismic Design of Jumbo Glass Structures featured image

    Seismic Design of Jumbo Glass Structures

    The design of structural glass systems continues to evolve with the parallel development of new manufacturing technology. Improvements in the manufac…

  • Glazing Design By ASTM E 1300 featured image

    Glazing Design By ASTM E 1300

    ASTM E 1300 “Standard Practice for Determining Load Resistance of Glass in Buildings” defines the load resistance of a glass construction as being th…

  • Origami-Inspired Facade Design

    To paraphrase Robert le Ricolias, the art of the structure is where to put the folds. Using that inspiration, fundamental concepts from origami, topo…

  • Design Considerations featured image

    Design Considerations

    Window glass design using ASTM E 1300 entails determining glass thickness(es) and types so that the window glass construction load resistance magnitu…

  • Controlling Anisotropy in Heat Treated Glass featured image

    Controlling Anisotropy in Heat Treated Glass

    Anisotropy is also known as Brewster marks, quench marks, strain pattern, leopard spots, Iridescence, etc. Although anisotropy is inevitable when hea…

  • Undulated Glass Self-shading

    The research is structured around complex optical effects of undulated glass and coatings that exhibit high reflectivity, especially at higher incide…

  • Kinematic Structural Glass featured image

    Kinematic Structural Glass

    The structural glass storefront facade at 111 Main Street in Salt Lake City lends itself as a case study in accommodating large building displacement…

  • Realizing Bespoke Structural Glass Facades

    In the very earliest stages of a design, an architect imagines a unique glazed façade form and wonders, “Is this possible?” and “What will it cost?” …

  • Corrugated-geometry Copper and Glass Facade

    The subject of this case study is the design and construction of a custom corrugated-geometry façade featuring pre-patinated copper and glass for an …

  • Blast Performance of TSSA

    Architectural preferences for commercial building continue towards increased transparency resulting in large lites of glass with minimal visual obstr…

  • Edge Lighting Glazing with Hidden Fixtures

    Dynamic architectural lighting in urban areas is a key element in creating attractive nighttime icons in addition to potentially generating advertise…

  • Integrating Structure and Cladding featured image

    Integrating Structure and Cladding

    The project represents a successful integration of a glass façade with the primary structure of the building. The choice of the building material is …

  • From Design to Experiment featured image

    From Design to Experiment

    Flat cable-net facades are form-active structures which provide maximum transparency by means of point fixing components, tensioned cables, and struc…

  • Museum of Fine Arts, Houston featured image

    Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

    Steven Holl Architects designed two new buildings in the Museum District in Houston, Texas. Knippers Helbig is the façade consultant of both projects…

  • Translation from Concept to Construction featured image

    Translation from Concept to Construction

    Fidelity between the built enclosure and early visualizations is rarely, if ever, an accident. When achieved, it comes as the result of persistent ef…

  • ETFE Canopy at the Australian Embassy in Jakarta featured image

    ETFE Canopy at the Australian Embassy in Jakarta

    In 2015, Australia’s largest embassy complex in the world was built in Jakarta, Indonesia, to provide an official residence for Australia’s permanent…