Structural Glass Facades

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. This new technology has evolved in long-span applications, and can be categorized by the various structural systems employed as support. New glazing systems are also a part of this technology, with the various point-fixed systems finding most frequent use.

 

Structural Systems

Structural glass facades are most easily categorized by the structure types that support them.

Strongback Systems

Truss Systems

Cable Trusses

Grid Shells

Cable Nets

Glass Fin Systems

Glass Structures

 

Glazing Systems

Virtually any type of glazing system can be used with structural glass facades. Check out the options.

Veneer

Panel/Cassette

Point-fixed

 

Other Considerations

Structural glass facades often make use of different materials and processes than the conventional facade.

Cables, Rods, Castings and Machined Components

Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel

Glass Considerations

Weather Seals