Monday, May 7, 2018

Switchable Glass

Switchable Glass is also called:Smart Glass, Privacy Glass,TINT Glass,PDLC Glass,Smart PDLC Glass,Electronic Glass, is a laminated glass product consisting of a Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystal (PDLC) film sandwiched between two layers of glass and two layers of conductive inter layers. This PDLC film is what allows you to change the visual appearance of the glass from opaque (translucent) to clear (transparent).When electricity is applied to the film the liquid crystals line up, changing the glass from opaque to clear. Conversely when electricity is removed, the liquid crystals return to their normal scattered positions changing the glass back to opaque.

Smart Glass Structure:

Switchable smart glass structure

How does  Smart Glass work?/Smart Glass working principle:

The Advantage:

Highest Clarity in the industry,
Exceptional optical quality,Light Transmittancy
Protects by blocking 99% of UV rays
Control of light transmission with our variable solution
High light transmittance ensures maximum light, still maintaining privacy,Does not scratch off like coatings
Environment Friendly and Energy saving,Saving on heating & cooling costs through Solar reduction
Immediate control of privacy,Block unwanted views and viewers,Improvement in users with greater security
Customized size available.
Easy to install, operate and maintain free
Efficient use of space in building
Aesthetically attractive
Safe with Low applied voltage

The Applications:

room partitions / dividers
solar control / security panels
electronic curtains / blinds
counters / display cases

and much more…
Glass Partitions
Switchable glass is a perfect partner for glass partitions, whether in the office to provide meeting room privacy, in retail to add a sense of style and occasion for customers, or even at home to hide a child’s play room when not in use.
Switchable glass can be installed into frameless or framed systems too, giving flexibility in design and installation.
We work regularly with architects, contractors, designers and homeowners to provide assistance and advice on selecting and installing ARCHITECTURAL GLASS products.
So, please do get in touch if you have any questions, or want to discuss your ideas for switchable glass partitions.

Meeting Rooms
Meeting rooms and boardrooms are often areas with a need for privacy, but that doesn’t mean they have to be sectioned off from the rest of the office, cutting out light and creating a claustrophobic environment.
Our range of switchable glass products offers an attractive and flexible solution. Intelligent Glass retrofit switchable film can be applied to your existing glass so there is no need to replace. This can be a cost effective option.
Whether a new development or an office refurbishment, switchable glass is the perfect choice. Intelligent Glass works with many contractors and the glass can be installed to be all types of frames, track and partition systems.
So, please do get in touch if you have any questions, or want to discuss your ideas for adding switchable glass to your meeting rooms.

Showers and Bathrooms

Switchable double glazed units for external glazing and switchable laminate glass for internal applications offer a perfect privacy solution for bathrooms.
It offers an alternative to blinds and curtains which cannot offer a modern solution and can quite often be difficult to maintain in such an environment.
Switchable laminate glass offers the wow factor to any wet room divider, shower screen or dividing glass wall between a bedroom and en-suite.
Our laminated switchable glass (specified to 11.5mm thickness) was used to create the walls of a shower cubicle. The floor-to-ceiling panels are 2,180mm high, finished with translucent sealant and connected to an automation system.
So, please do get in touch if you have any questions for using switchable glass in a bathroom or shower.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Get the most out of the space you with our Glass Office Partitions

Advantages Of Glass Office wall Partition:

  1. Need to make a presentation for you client? Partitions can easily be create a private, yet elegant conference room.
  2. Need a more open space for an office-wide planning session? Open up partitions for a more collaborative workspace.
  3. Office partitions can also light up your entire office. Depending upon the style of glass you choose for your partitions.
  • you can have some areas of your office that are entirely transparent,
  • more private sections are completely opaque.

We also know that the price for office space is not likely to drop anytime soon.
 That is why we offer innovative ways to provide maximum work and meeting space for all of your employees and clients with our beautiful office partitions.

When you want to provide the private work space that each of your employees Glass office partitions enable you to have the best .

 Gorgeous glass partitions enable your workers to get the job done, at the same time, gives your office the highly stylized as you desire.

Consult With Our  Glass Experts For Free Advice. 
Call : (646) 781-7979 , or 
Mail Us Your Requirements at

Glass Office partitions contribute to both office aesthetics and work environment. In addition, office partitions make reorganizing or changing the look of a work area a gift.
They also serve as a way to separate employees into their own individual, other financial liability work station and thereby allowing them to focus on the task at hand and be more productive.

Generally, Glass office partitions come into 3 main types.

  •  The first usually referred to as full-height partitions floor to ceiling walls, which give the impression of a completely enclosed room. The walls are mounted on a frame that runs along the perimeter of the work area, and come in variety of designs, colors and finishes making them easy with the rest of the office. And although they seem like a permanent structure, they are easily moved around should the need arise.

  • The second type of glass office partitions are cubicles. Also known as half-height partitions, they walls that only run about two-thirds of the height of the office space; although they are certainly high enough to provide a private work station. Because the walls are smaller in size, they are even easier to rearrange and shift around if needed. Cubicles are a very popular style of office partitions.

  • Glass partitions come in the full or half-height variety, are very stylish, and complement the look of the modern, contemporary office environment. For privacy purposes , Venetian blinds can be added on the inside of the partitions. Glass partitions are efficient at reducing noise and allow plenty of natural light to brighten up the work station
Office partitions were once dull, and used for basic purposes. Today, partitions are designed to take office space to a higher level of decor. This is especially the case with glass office partitions.

If you’re looking to beautify your office space with top-of-the-line office partitions, then all you need to do is browse our website  or stop by our showroom. 

We offer some of the most stylish office partitions throughout the nation, and work with our clients to produce custom products to satisfy any of their stylish as well as comfort needs.

With ARCHITECTURAL GLASS office partitions , you can take your office to the next level of  beauty and versatility. To learn more about how our stylish office partitions can increase productivity and improve the decor of your office environment,  contact ARCHITECTURAL GLASS

At ARCHITECTURAL GLASS we say – ” If you can dream it we can build it”. With our latest glass cutting tools and experienced glass experts we are ready to create Glass Office Partition of any shapes and size.

  Always remember ARCHITECTURAL GLASS is a full glass fabricator.

 We do everything in glass and mirror. 

So not only for Glass Office Partition but call us for any of your glass and mirror need.
 tel (646) 781-7979

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018


We all know how it is with backsplashes. Unless you are a designer or an architect, before the building of your new home or starting your renovation, no one thinks that backsplashes are a cool and exciting topic. But, once you start you can't stop thinking about them and then you become a wealth of information on the topic, right?

If you are almost an expert or even if you are just diving into the subject, we have a few thoughts on the subject of backsplashes to add to your growing list of reasons they are so cool.

Easy to install and care for

A backsplash is generally placed above your stove and sink, the places where food is bound to fly. It is far easier to wipe a tile clean than it is to scrub a wall, and there will be less wear and tear on your walls.

A crucial design feature

The eye is naturally drawn to certain places in a room. In the kitchen, the main focal point is the area between the range and the hood of the stove. The next place the eye is drawn to is the area just above the sink. So, while the backsplash is partly for the practical purpose of protecting your walls, it is also an important design feature.

Contact our team to discuss your backsplash. (646) 781-7979

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Friday, March 23, 2018

How can a tempered glass would help you

  2. You might have heard glass tempering is really good thing for your glass supply. Many times you may have heard this from your glaziers mentioning it is safer generally for household purposes making things being one of the top options for home owners.
  3.  Nevertheless then, it isn't truly clear what are the actual advantages of a tempered glass. But if you are definitely a home owner you truly had to comprehend this.
  4.  For one tempered glass perform have higher specification in security. Standard glass may damage and expose pointed edges making things harmful for people surrounding it.
  5.  Tempered glass deal with this limitation as it generally disintegrates into tiny pieces that do certainly not obtain pointy edges around it. 

  6. For that alone you may be confident that you can safeguard your family's safety whenever incidents occur. Considering that it is left open to appropriate levels of heat, tempered glass do not just gain high security requirement, it as well created the edges much less of a problem. It is a typical concern with glasses as the edges are conveniently cracked with unacceptable installation process. Fortunately the edges of tempered glasses gain from the procedure as well. It creates the edges even more resistant to wreckage which reduces chances of injuries and damage overall. And the conveniences do not quit there. As the glass is subjected to heat, the heat protection of the completed product is greatly improved at the same time. 
  7. This produces tempered glasses even more suited to applications which need exposure to heat like roof or pool fencing. As these uses are exposed to heat torture, common glass supply may not endure it. And naturally as the effecting product do have up to 5 times the strength of annealed glass panels; it might be used on treatment that requires strength. 
  8. Consider circumstances pool fencing
  9. Anytime you use glasses for this it will definitely exposed to accidents like slamming. Certainly, it won't happen every day but then if it does it will result in much issue for your family endangering their safety.
  10. 2Excellent standard of sturdiness is an adequately reached with tempering.
  11.  As tempered glass' strength is typically greater than that of a stiff glass panels, its life span is boosted as well. This makes things an ideal tool to make the best out of your financial commitment. 
  12. Most home owners may not be swayed by the strategy of long term use if faced with more prices but then if you consider the return of investment then you can acquire much directly from what you have spent for truly. 

  13. So normally, you'll be getting more from what you spent for even without including labor costs from mounting. 

  14. Nevertheless there are disadvantages for making use of tempered glasses. When it comes to one it cannot be cut into small pieces as the structure will crumble. But these are very little as compared to the conveniences it can offer. Greater than just one more set of glass panels, tempered glass' remarkable toughness is hard to fit.

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Laminated Glass Basics

Laminated glass is made by sandwiching Poly vinyl butryl (PVB) sheet in between two pieces of glass.

 Laminated glass offers more safety because when the glass breaks, it keeps sticking on to the PVB sheet in the middle. Apart from safety, laminated glass also insulates sound, protects against UV rays, and even controls the heat when used with a solar control (or solar control thermal insulating) glass or specialized PVB.

The thickness of PVB would be minimum .38 mm and its multiples. Even though the PVB sheet reduces the UV transmission up to 99 %, it does not have any effect on visible light transmission, and hence on the solar or non-solar heat transmission (unless the glass in the combination is solar control or the PVB in itself has such properties). Maximum thickness of glass in the configuration could be up to 24 mm, and for heat strengthened or toughened glass in the configuration, the thickness of PVB would be 1.14 mm (three layers).

Laminated Glass When it Breaks

Bullet proof glasses are nothing but high configuration laminated glass!

How lamination works?

Even though in simple terms, laminated glass is two glasses stick together with a PVB layer sandwiched in between. But there is actually a chemical bonding working in between. During the manufacturing process of laminated glass under temperature and pressure, there develops a mechanical, as well as a chemical bonding between the PVB and the glass. This adhesive and chemical bondings imparts the true properties to the laminated glass and makes the unit inseparable.

How laminated glass is manufactured?

The glass of desired thickness is loaded into the laminated glass production line, initially it is cleaned using deionized water. 
After this, the glass is transferred to a clean room where the PVB is stored, this facility also has an air conditioning system to ensure that the PVB film is stored properly. 
A clean environment is mandatory for the storage facility as any dust particles sticking on to the film can cause de-lamination.

In the clean room, the cleaned glass is placed over the aligning table, over which the film is carefully placed withInside the Clean room proper geometrical alignment, after which, with the same precision, the second layer of glass is placed on top. Next, the sandwich is released in the roller which takes it for pressing (to remove air bubbles) and controlled heating (to soften the PVB). Finally, the unit is taken to an autoclave where it attains the form of actual laminated glass. In the autoclave, the unit is heated (100 to 150degree) under controlled pressure (8 to 10bar).

Types of laminated glass

  • PVB lamination being the most common form of lamination, has become a standard for automobile application and also is undoubtedly a safety and security solution. There are other forms of lamination as well, like the Cast Liquid Resin Lamination, and PVC Lamination.

  • Cast liquid resin lamination is relatively a simple process, in which liquid resin is poured inside the cavity created by two glasses kept close to each other, this unit is then cured under UV light. Even though this process produces results, the unit gives poor quality optical properties and is not considered to be as safe as PVB lamination.

  • PVC is another form of lamination, and is much cheaper when compared to PVB. Obviously “cheaper” has it’s drawbacks. In a PVC lamination, the film cannot support the glass pieces on breakage, and hence it is not considered to be safe. There are no chemical bonds forming between the film and the glass, as what happens in PVB lamination. There are also possibilities of de-lamination happening  due to the absence of chemical bonding.

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Thursday, March 8, 2018

Latest Glass Breakfast Bar Table with Glass Kitchen Bar Table Kitchen Design

One of the first things we notice here is the styling behind this glass table and we love its contemporary look but also the innovation and freshness. 

This is a great example of how glass can be so fulfilling when experimenting with interior design

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Cube Room-in-Room System

Cube. Freestanding. Flexible.

The Room-in-Room system  is a freestanding and autonomous room system, that requires no connection to surrounding structural elements. 
Thus, this system offers ideal places of retreat with utmost flexibility and freedom of design. Spatial layouts in open-space environments are often the subject of change, where Architecturalglassny Cube can meet the demands individually. 
The system can be moved as whole cube, thus allowing it to adapt to specific circumstances.

Partition. Transparent. Exchangeable.

The basis of  Architecturalglassny Cube is  range of Partition systems. 
This included various choices: single glazings allow a maximal overall share of glass, resulting in high transparency and a natural incidence of light. 

Door. Manifold Executions. Open or limited.

Architecturalglassny integrates swing and sliding doors that are tailored to the Room-in-Room system. 
The dimensions regarding length, width and height as well as the layout are basicly unlimited.
 It is possible to construct a room completely closed or with an open side. Architecturalglassny Cube creates a place of quiet, discretion and mental productivity in every open-space office, without requiring substantial redevelopment works.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Installing a Sliding Glass Door

As interior design trends move towards the aesthetics of modern and contemporary design, the maximization of space becomes more and more of a priority.
Keeping one’s home spacious and open is a priority, and interior designers are using all kinds of techniques to ensure spaces in the home stay open.

One of the ways you can make sure your house feels spacious and inviting is with a sliding door installation. Sliding doors, especially sliding glass doors, are a good choice for several reasons.

Here are just a few of them:

  • Creating privacy:
    If your home has one large room, you can use sliding doors to divide it into more sections.
    Especially if you live in an open concept loft or condo, you can use sliding doors to create several rooms out of your large one—and if you decide to use translucent glass, the flow of light through your home will remain unimpeded.
    You can even get a window replacement at the same time to invite even more natural light into your home.
  • Discreet storage:
    Using a frosted-glass door to hide storage spaces is both stylish and discreet. It’s also a space-saving measure, since sliding doors can lie nearly flush with the wall. You can even choose a door that complements your home’s d├ęcor, making the door a focal point—rather than what lies behind it.
  • Suitable for any room:
    Sliding doors are appropriate in a wide variety of places in your home. For example, if you have a sunroom that gets a lot of natural light, a glass door installation can help illuminate the rest of your house.

People often hide laundry machines behind sliding doors, and home offices and other rooms use them as well.

If you’re interested in a new door installation, contact ARCHITECTURAL GLASS today at (646) 781-7979. In addition to installing doors, we also provide glass shower, window replacement, screen door, and auto glass services to homeowners .
Contact us today to get a free quote and a start on your next home improvement project.

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

LAMINATED GLASS for security and safety

LAMINATED GLASS for security and safety

Life can be unpredictable. Everyone is concerned about the safety of homes and families. Unforeseen weather can cause havoc for homeowners. Today’s auto and air traffic mean that the world is an increasingly noisy place.

So taking practical steps to protect your interests is smart. Laminated glass products from Artlook Glass Company can help, offering a level of security and serenity that can’t be realized with ordinary glass.

Safety, security and serenity

Ordinary annealed glass breaks easily. Tempered glass, while stronger, shatters under a greater impact. But laminated glass is different.  Laminated Glass is powerfully resistant to impact. It can provide security from vandalism and deliberate physical attack.  However, if it should break, the glass will tend to remain adhered to the plastic interlayer, minimizing the risk of injury from sharp edges and flying or falling glass pieces.

Our laminated glass is customized to meet the requirements of any security application, providing the best options available.

Acoustic insulation for sound control

The world gets noisier every day. Laminated glass is an effective way to reduce unwanted outside noise.  Laminated glass can also enhance the acoustic properties of a room, reducing echos, improving sound quality, and insulating against sound passing through walls to keep private conversations private, and to prevent noisy outside environments from disturbing occupants. This is achieved through the sound dampening properties of the interlayer, which will vary with the type and thickness of the interlayer.

Adds and protects beauty

Artlook Glass  laminated glass is the answer for beautiful, transparent color. Our laminated glass is available in any color of the rainbow. Laminated glass also blocks harmful ultraviolet rays, protecting home furnishings and artwork from fading and damage.

Our laminated glass will help you add exquisite beauty to residential and commercial spaces, or enhance performance with safety and sound control. 

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