Architectural Glass By Livinglass
What is Architectural Glass?
Architectural Glass is glass that has been treated in special ways in order to be strong enough for use in construction and building applications, including walls, windows, partitions, and other architectural features, and even furniture. It typically is made with a special glazing that hardens the glass and utilizes safety glass techniques like lamination and tempering that protect it from hazardous breaks.
Livinglass Architectural Glass
We are changing glass architecture and innovating in ways never seen before.
Our unique decorative glass designs utilize an array of architectural glass techniques in order to meet all necessary specifications for construction.
Laminated glass is made by bonding several layers of glass with layers of PVB using pressure and high temperatures into a single sheet of glass. The layers are held together by the PVB interlayer so they will not break apart. The interlayer can also be used as a sound insulator, which makes it a great choice as a wall or partition.
The type of laminated glass you choose determines the way in which the glass breaks when impacted.
Laminated annealed glass is normally used when tempered glass cannot be, in cases like windshields, which break apart in a web-like pattern.
Tempered laminated glass is stronger and breaks into the smallest pieces possible. If damaged, tempered laminated glass will simply fall from the cracked area.
Tempered glass (or toughened glass) can be up to 4 to 6 times stronger than annealed glass and it breaks into small rectangular patterns when damaged. Its strengths are its safety, durability, resistance to heat. It is used in various commercial structures that are unframed. It also has many decorative uses.
Available in a wide range of architectural glass effects >>
Features and Benefits of Livinglass Architectural Glass
Our architecture glass has many benefits:
Impact resistant safety glass
UV, water, and chemical resistant
Class A fire rated
Laminated and Tempered Glass Available
Non-laminated etched and patterned glass now available
100% environmentally friendly laminated glass available in the Light and Fresh collections
View our Glass Architecture Specifications here: Architectural Glass Specifications