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CONTENTS 05.17


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Glass and translucent materials supplement


4 Industry news and comment


Europa Building, Brussels A glowing egg wrapped in a transparent glass screen forms the centrepiece of the new headquarters of the EU Council in Brussels, but this innovative building is about much more than showy architectural bravura. Stephen Cousins reports


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Herbert Crescent, Knightsbridge, London An eight-storey glass lift in an opulent Knightsbridge residence has taken glass engineering and construction to ambitious new heights. Steve Menary investigates


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27 Linden Gardens, Notting Hill, London A neglected, empty building in west London is being converted into luxury apartments, thanks in no small way to the clever use of glass. Jess Unwin finds out more


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Future-proof your buildings now Jim Lowther assesses how we can future-proof a new generation of buildings through the specification of the latest rooflights and fire protection products


The value chain Phil Savage of Pilkington United Kingdom Limited explores the use of structural glazing in modern building design and explains why the value chain is integral to successfully fulfilling an architect’s vision


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Clearly it’s a glass extension energy revolution Christian Wiegel at Solurlux discusses glass as a construction material and gives insights into a research project on the development of ‘energy self- sufficient’ glass extensions


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Blinding benefits Integral blinds are not simply an open and shut case explains Ian Short of Morley Glass & Glazing


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