Advances in technology, along with societal concerns about sustainability, shape contemporary glazing applications

The following editorial from Aki Ishida kicks off the Focus section of the July/August 2022 edition of The Architect’s Newspaper, which showcases the latest and greatest innovations in glass. You can view the entire section, complete with product roundups and case studies, in full here.

In recent decades, technological advancements in chemical coating, structural engineering, and fabrication methods have altered architectural possibilities for the use of glass. As new techniques expand the range of effects and performance of clear glass, glass transparency has become increasingly multivalent and complex—it is blurred, both materially and metaphysically. Historical associations of glass with exclusivity and exquisiteness have resulted in today’s

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