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The Future of Glass Construction in a Warmer World: A Selection of Glazed but Efficient Projects

If you’ve been avoiding some of the latest news recently, here’s a quick update; European and North American countries have been facing one of the hottest recorded summers in modern history. Discussions over the climate crises have therefore been reignited and so has the role of the design and construction industry in providing solutions that would mitigate the experienced heat effects in our daily lives. While passive cooling solutions have always been used in some parts of the world, where local resources and vernacular builds are adapted to high temperatures, other regions are looking to technological and innovative manufacturing means that would maintain human comfort, aesthetic values, and energy efficiency/ cost. 

Although early modernism with its signature high-rises and glass houses had made us think that glass enveloped buildings are mostly uncomfortable, over-exposed, and overheating settings; nowadays glass manufacturers are proving that glass, if well treated and well-placed, can be as versatile and efficient a material as one could want without compromising the visual comfort or the dwellers. 

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C House / Studio Arthur Casas

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  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  425
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2013
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  Valcucine, Aricanduva Caixilhos, Arthur Decor, Asia Pedras, Deca, +11

Mt Stuart Greenhouse / Bence Mulcahy

Mt Stuart Greenhouse / Bence Mulcahy - Exterior Photography, Extension, Door, Facade, Chair
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Mt Stuart Greenhouse / Bence Mulcahy - Exterior Photography, Extension, Door, Facade, ChairMt Stuart Greenhouse / Bence Mulcahy - Interior Photography, Extension, Kitchen, Facade, Beam, Table, Chair, CountertopMt Stuart Greenhouse / Bence Mulcahy - Interior Photography, Extension, Bathroom, BathtubMt Stuart Greenhouse / Bence Mulcahy - Interior Photography, Extension, Facade, Arch, Lighting, Table+ 21

  • Architects: Bence Mulcahy
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  343
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2019
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  Brodware, Interia, Tadelakt, Tas Oak, Tas-Fab, +1
  • Professionals : Wellington Steelwork

Glass House / Ângela Roldão Arquitetura

Glass House  / Ângela Roldão Arquitetura - Interior Photography, Houses, DoorGlass House  / Ângela Roldão Arquitetura - Exterior Photography, HousesGlass House  / Ângela Roldão Arquitetura - Interior Photography, HousesGlass House  / Ângela Roldão Arquitetura - Exterior Photography, Houses, Facade+ 24

Casa Branca, Brazil
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  192
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2020
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  Abatjour de Arte, Amilcar de Castro, Daniel Mansur, Fernando Lucchesi, Inne Móveis, +9

House da Mata / DA | Departamento de Arquitetura

House da Mata  / DA | Departamento de Arquitetura - Exterior Photography, Houses, Facade, BalconyHouse da Mata  / DA | Departamento de Arquitetura - Interior Photography, HousesHouse da Mata  / DA | Departamento de Arquitetura - Exterior Photography, Houses, FacadeHouse da Mata  / DA | Departamento de Arquitetura - Exterior Photography, Houses+ 22

Viamão, Brazil
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2020
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  Hunter Douglas, Kasper, Plena Madeira

HS House / Estudio Botteri Connell

HS House / Estudio Botteri Connell - Exterior Photography, Houses, FacadeHS House / Estudio Botteri Connell - Interior Photography, Houses, BathroomHS House / Estudio Botteri Connell - Exterior Photography, HousesHS House / Estudio Botteri Connell - Interior Photography, Houses+ 27

City Bell, Argentina
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  275
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2020
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  AutoDesk, DISTRIBUIDORA VIDRIOPLAT, FV, McNeel, OCSA, +7