Advances in float glass are enabling ever more flexible, ethereal facade expressions

Up until the mid-20th century, the incorporation of glazing into any project was an exorbitantly expensive decision and potentially fraught with error due to the irregularity of manufacturing processes. The development of float glass through the Pilkington process, which can be roughly described as rolling molten glass over a tin bath, has enabled continually growing limits in glass sheet dimensions. Advances in the manufacturing process have occurred in conjunction with developments in treatments—such as annealing, lamination, fritting, and employing interlayers—that promise greater geometrical flexibility and aesthetic customization. The growth in capabilities of both manufacturing and treatment is now coming to fruition globally and across building scales in the form

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