Structural glass is a way of construction suitable for contemporary houses. There are several types of using structural glass and many advantages of this material.
Structural glass is not a new material, but today is used differently compared to 1900. In the past, structural glass was colored and contained numerous designs and decorative elements. In contemporary design, structural glass is used in its simplest version, for lines to be pure, relaxing to the eye. Glass stairs are an example of this.
THE ADVANTAGES OF STRUCTURAL GLASS
Glass is used as a building material especially in luxury homes, made in a modern style that impresses from the first moment. Here are some of the most important advantages of glass:
1. CONTEMPORARY DESIGN
Structural glass is very suitable in contemporary design. It gives a fresh and stlish look to the entire home. For example, a glass staircase is particularly attractive in a private home and it also offers safety.
2. MAXIMUM QUANTITY OF LIGHT
Light is one of the essential elements in modern homes. With a glass wall or ceiling, you get the maximum amount of light inside the house. Often, structural glass is used as a floor for an upper room and ceiling for the room below, so the space to be open and light to be able to pass from side to side.
The floor is constructed of a treated glass specially designed to withstand traffic. The beneficiary can quickly conform with a transparent floor linking, for example, the living room with the office under it.
3. IMPRESSION FACTOR
For a luxury apartment or a villa, beneficiaries sometimes want to be a “Wow!” factor. A transparent glass floor that impresses from the first second you enter that space. Structural glass has a strong decorative role in the overall design of the house.
4. FLUIDITY OF THE SPACE
With large glass walls, the space becomes fluid. Thus, it can be created continuity between rooms or between indoor space and the garden. The main reason for using glass walls and door is to integrate the landscape outside in the interior design of that space.
5. DELIMITATION OF SPACE
Structural glass can be successfully used to subtle delineate the space. One of the most common variants is the walls of glass bricks. A modern version of delimitation of space is to have a bathroom with glass walls instead of regular walls. In modern matrimonial bedrooms, a bathroom nearby, with glass wall offers a unique, modern and challenging alternative.
For an attic or a large space, small glass walls can define different areas for certain activities from the sleeping space to the one for conversation, study etc.
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