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Seven innovative applications of construction glass

  • Author:SHENZHEN JIMY GLASS CO., LTD.
  • Source:Translate from glass web
  • Release on :2017-06-10

It is more and more popular to use glass in the construction these years, because the glass is durable, versatile, and not easy to influence by the weather, making it become excellent building material. In nowadays, although it is not uncommon to see the high-rise office building, which is completely covered with bright glass, the following seven buildings have broken through the boundaries of the building, showing the extent to which glass buildings can develop.

Selgas Cano architects firm
This iconic glass capsule building is located in the Spanish forest. Its walls and ceilings are all made of glass, allowing the staff to experience nature, keep in touch with the surroundings throughout the year.

Selgas Cano architects firm

Sears Tower glass balcony
Sears Tower (also known as the Weilai Group Building) is both frightening and moving. The building is located in Chicago, 1353 feet high, overlooking the city. Of course not everyone is fit on these glass balconies, but its beauty and extraordinary design techniques are indisputable.

Sears Tower glass balcony

Nelson - Atkins Art Museum
The Nelson-Atkins Art Museum is located in Kansas City, a box-style building built in a Roman-style background. The building is entirely covered with frosted glass, and every corner in the room can light up the building.

Nelson - Atkins Art Museum

China National Grand Theater
This huge dome building can accommodate 5452 people, located near Beijing Tiananmen Square. It is designed by architect Paul Andreu, and is considered as one of the greatest buildings in Chinese history. One of the most impressive elements is that it is built in a large artificial lake, the lake shines through the whole building.

China National Grand Theater

Louvre pyramid
The Louvre Pyramid is the world's most famous glass building, located at the entrance of the Louvre Museum. The building is 70 feet tall and is built from 673 pieces glass. If want to get into the building, visitors have to go down to the ground and then go back to the main building of the Louvre. This building is often praised for its seamless combination of modern and classical architectural styles.

Louvre pyramid

Kanagawa Engineering University
This building is one of the greatest works ever made of glassware. It is located in Japan, applied some of the world's greatest ideas. Its establishment is far from the typical office space. Its minimalist eccentric internal structure is perfect into the fairy tale style, is the perfect catalyst for new ideas.

Kanagawa Engineering University

Basque Department of Health Headquarters
The Basque Department of Health's headquarters looks disgusting to many people, but it shows the best creativity for architects. This unique building is designed by Coll-Barreu Architects. Although it is located in Bilbao, Spain, known for its architectural experiments, its angular glass plate still made it as one of the most advanced buildings in the world.

Basque Department of Health Headquarters

Glass is undoubtedly one of the most versatile materials in the world. It is still in its early stages of construction standards, but with the recent large-scale construction of glass and glass construction, Cantifix and other architects are of course interested in seeing how far this simple material can go.

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