The Working Glass

These glass facade products beautifully balance performance and aesthetics

UltraClear from Guardian Glass (Courtesy Guardian Glass)

New manufacturing methods produce high-performance curtain walls, glazing, and glass designed to provide optimal thermal performance without sacrificing nearly seamless views.

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Jumbo Anti-Reflective Glass from AGNORA (Courtesy AGNORA)

Jumbo Anti-Reflective Glass
AGNORA

Aptly dubbed, AGNORA’s 236” x 126” monolithic glass panels are ideal for any application where excessive glare would otherwise be a problem. Each sheet is coated with anti-glare coating by Guardian Glass.

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isopure from sedak (Courtesy sedak)

isopure
sedak

Thanks to new lamination manufacturing methods, isopure, a new system from sedak, yields nearly seamless large glass expanses. The safety glass adheres together with seemingly invisible butt joints that afford zero sightlines in large-scale, all-glass facades and roofs.

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SOLARBAN 60 from Vitro Architectural Glass (Courtesy Vitro Architectural Glass)

SOLARBAN 60
Vitro Architectural Glass

Vitro Architectural Glass’s SOLARBAN 60 is designed to provide thermal comfort year-round and reduce heating and cooling costs. This is achieved by a clear coating that blocks 62 percent of solar light transmission while also allowing 70 percent of visible light to filter through the glass.

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Harmony from SageGlass (Courtesy SageGlass)

Harmony
SageGlass

SageGlass designed a digital in-pane system that transitions the glass from tinted to completely clear. The system works to provide heat, daylight, and solar management with pixel-like lines that occupy the glass surface in various gradients depending on the time of day and other extraneous conditions.

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AviProtek T from Walker Glass (Courtesy Walker Glass)

AviProtek T
Walker Glass

Walker Glass glazes Pilkington North America’s pyrolytic coated panels to create bird-safe glass with a fritting pattern that contrasts with the reflective surface. Effectively, the coated patterns deter birds from colliding with the facade while remaining hardly discernable to the human eye.

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UltraClear from Guardian Glass (Courtesy Guardian Glass)

UltraClear
Guardian Glass

This “ultra-clear” low-iron glass maximizes views with its reduced green tint, developed to deliver nearly untinted views. When combined with Guardian’s low-E coating, SunGuard, the system reduces solar gain.

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