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Glass - A Versatile Material For Construction And Architecture
Apr 02, 2018

The glorious past of glass - Be it the National Grand Theater of China or the Bloch Building at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, history has in its pages that the world’s most astounding structures are carved in glass.   


With the development of technology man has learnt to optimize this versatile material to its maximum potential. Glass nowadays is being used for glazing, tiling, housing and buildings, packaging, tableware, interior design and decoration, furniture, appliances, automobiles and much more.


Uses of Glass in construction and architecture

Over the years glass has characterized modern architecture like no other material. Glass materials not only distinguish the look and feel of facades but also have a crucial involvement in the energy efficiency of buildings.

The usage of glass in the commercial and residential sector is increasing by leaps and bounds. This adaptable material is now being considered as a symbol of affluence and luxury and is gradually becoming an architect’s favorite.


Types of glass used in architecture

When it comes to architecture and design, glass offers an array of styles to choose from such as tinted, float, double-glazed, solar control etc. Each possessing qualities of its own.


Advantages of glass in architecture

Glass has the ability to make infrastructure look more stunning and sophisticated. It goes without saying that usage of glass in construction adds beauty to the building. Its use achieves the architectural view for external decoration. When used in the interiors, glass saves space too.

Glass cladding in building carry out the utilitarian requirement of heat retention, lighting and energy saving. It also adds a sense of ingenuousness and harmony to any surrounding.

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