Structural glass facades are as much about the expression of elegant and minimalist structural systems as they are about facade transparency.
A new facade technology has gradually emerged in recent decades, driven largely by the pursuit of transparency in the building facade among leading international building designers.
Glass fins represent the earliest form of structural glass facade, dating back to the 1950s French Hahn system used at the Maison de la Radio in Paris.
Enclos’ expertise of engineered-to-order building facade systems ranges from custom curtainwall applications to the latest in transparently expressive structural glass facade enclosures.
Cable nets represent the ultimate in elegant minimalist structural systems, and provide optimum transparency when the effect of a sheer glass membrane is desired.
Mullion systems comprise a remarkably diverse range of novel structural solutions in facade applications. The simplest form includes a steel or aluminum section positioned at every vertical joint in the glazing grid.
Structural glass facades often make use of different materials and processes than the conventional facade.
Virtually any type of glazing system can be used with structural glass facades. Check out the options.
Truss systems employ a planar truss design, often in a hierarchical system that combines element types and tension components.