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Specifying Glazing in the Alps

What to Consider When Designing a Mountain Home Spanning across eight countries, the Alps are the most densely populated mountain area in the world. Known for their stunning natural landscapes, architecture in this region tends to rightfully seek a symbiotic relationship with the mountain range and its valleys, while providing

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Solar Glass | Colour vs. Functionality 

How to Balance Solar Glass Colour with Performance Solar Glass, or Solar Control Glass, refers to techniques and products used to manage the effects of solar glare and solar gain, such as shading devices or reflective coatings on windows. Solar Control Glass reduces the amount of heat entering a building while

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Bespoke Glazing FAQ’s For IQ International

Bespoke glazing FAQ’s | IQ International  At IQ International we are frequently asked several questions when being contacted or researched by architects or clients who are looking for the highest quality glazing to be specified for an international project. We have paid close attention to our bespoke glazing FAQ’s and

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Glass Courtyards | Bring The Outside, Inside

Bring The Outside Inside With Glass Courtyards. Glass courtyards are a growing trend in architecture and we are seeing a tremendous growth in glass courtyards in international projects. Many glass courtyards are essentially frameless glass boxes that house some form of greenery such as a tree or an array of

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Specifying Architectural Glazing Systems

What to Consider When Specifying Architectural Glazing Systems When specifying architectural glazing systems, architects must consider various factors. They must make sure that all building rules and regulations, such as those regulating energy efficiency and safety, are followed. It is necessary to address functional requirements like exposure to sunlight, heat

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The Types of Privacy Glass for International Projects

Privacy glass. What is it, how does it work and what types of privacy glass are there?  Privacy Glass, commonly referred to as smart glass or switchable glass, is a cutting-edge technology that allows for precise control over the transparency of glass panels. It offers privacy and flexibility in various

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What is Low Iron Glass?

What is Low Iron Glass and how does it compare to Clear Glass?    Low iron glass, commonly referred to as extra-clear or ultra-clear glass, is a form of glass with less iron than regular ‘clear glass’. In most varieties of glass, iron is a natural substance within the base materials

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