Glass

Bendable Glass

Sep 02, 2018No Comments

Fracture-resistant glass At McGill University’s Laboratory for Advanced Materials and Bioinspiration, Professor Francois Barthelat researches natural structures such as nacre and teeth to understand their

Vascular Skin

Jul 15, 2018No Comments

Responsive membrane window Hydrogels are polymeric materials capable of retaining large quantities of water within three-dimensional networks. Researchers at the MIT Media Lab sought to

SolarWindow

Apr 29, 2018No Comments

Solar energy harvesting window Global energy demand continues to increase, and U.S. electricity demand alone is expected to grow 40 percent by 2032. According to

Solar Roadways

Jan 28, 2018No Comments

Electricity-generating solar road modules To be most effective, solar power requires an expansive area for energy harvesting as well as a limited distance across which

Solar Activated Facade

Jan 21, 20181 Comment

Solar thermal glass and wood cladding system Conventional facades attempt to decouple the building interior from the exterior. The Solar Activated Facade (SAF) is designed

Bar Code

Jan 06, 2018No Comments

Stratified glass light wall The Bar Code project celebrates the vibrant and kaleidoscopic interplay between material and media. Designed by Höweler and Yoon Architecture, Bar

Switchable Mirror

May 21, 2017No Comments

Electrochromic mirror window Researchers at Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology have developed a mirror that quickly shifts between reflective and transparent

G3DP

Feb 19, 2017No Comments

3D-printed optically transparent glass From the discovery of glass bead-making processes in ancient Egypt to the development of modern industrial flat glass production, glass has

SolarLeaf

Feb 05, 2017No Comments

Bioreactor facade system SolarLeaf is the world’s first bioreactive facade. Developed by Arup engineers in collaboration with the Strategic Science Consult of Germany and Colt

KiloLux

Dec 28, 2011No Comments

Glass brick KiloLux is a monolithic glass block with the appearance of a laminate produced by thermally bonding glass at low temperatures. Wales-based Innovative Glass