Glazing is best known for its ability to convey and complement aesthetics in architecture. Its use exemplifies space, creates a seamless transition between indoors and outdoors, and regulates the amount of light penetration. As the popularity of architectural glazing continues to rise, manufacturers are unveiling a crop of new, innovative products that resolve seemingly irreconcilable structural and aesthetic demands imposed by designers.
As glazing technology advances, high-performance glazing seems to be of particular importance especially in environment-friendly, energy-efficient design. The variety of laminates, layers and manufacturing technologies available today has made highly transparent glazing possible: they admit significantly more visible light while mitigating glare, solar heat gain, and harmful UV rays. Decorative glazing options too offer high-performance features, marrying saturated colors, hues, and various surface textures with energy-saving features, noise reduction control, enhanced impact resistance, and recyclability. A perfect marriage between form and function? Indeed.
With a slew of glazing options available in the market today, choosing the right one can be a challenging task. But it just got easier! Now get virtual mock-ups in your hand with GlassPro, an interactive app from Saint-Gobain that simulates a realistic image synthesis of different glazing products on building façades.
GlassPro enables you to visualize the rendering of a glazing product under a variety of lighting conditions (overcast or sunny) and several interior design settings (with or without white/gray blinds). However, the app is intended only as a guide to demonstrate the type of glazing products that can be applied throughout the stages of a building’s construction.
Download the free GlassPro India app on your iPad today!