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CONTENTS 05.19


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Editor’s letter


COMMENT: The fledgling market for bird-safe glass Birds colliding with glass on building facades is one of the leading causes of avian mortality across the globe, however it’s an issue that has often flown under the radar in the UK. Leo Pyrah of Pilkington discusses how specifying the right glazing can minimise this problem


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COMMENT: Natural light for natural learning Jens Christoffersen of Velux looks at why natural light is so important in learning environments, and discusses various design interventions for increasing it


PROJECTS 11


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Glass & translucent materials supplement


Building a cultural bridge Jack Wooler spoke to Antti Nousjoki of ALA architects about how Finland’s biggest library combines an inviting ‘bridge’ structure with shifting timber and glass facades


A funnel of light A central London office regeneration sees a melange of Art Deco and Art Moderne reinstated and illuminated from within through a glass light funnel. Sébastien Reed writes


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Simpler facade solutions Simon Boocock of CRL Europe discusses how advances in installation technology are making glass facades easier and quicker to install without putting people at risk


Floating an idea Architectural glass specialist OAG gives an insight for designers into the possibilities, as well as practical implications, of ‘oversize’ glass float runs


Bringing light inside Jade Cottee of IQ Glass Solutions discuss the different options available to maximise light with the use of internal glazing


Achieving peace of mind Sean Haynes of FireGlass UK discusses the importance of recent accreditation and certification systems when it comes to specifying the correct fire-rated glass


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