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Building a Sustainable Future with Dynamic Glass

As the world increasingly looks to implement sustainable architecture and environmentally friendly residential and commercial construction, those involved in the building design must facilitate a more resource-efficient approach – both for today and in the future. With the effects of climate change becoming ever more apparent, the search for sustainable …

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Smart Ideas for the Reconfigurable Office

Flexible workspaces are not a new phenomenon. Many offices contain at least one multi-purpose room, but with the return to office life post-Covid and the rise of hybrid working, many businesses are now thinking more creatively about how they utilise floorspace. As businesses look for new ways to reconfigure existing …

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A Beginner’s Guide to Working with Switchable Glass Panels

In any architectural design there will be a balance between design elements, working with natural light, open space, and privacy requirements to create an attractive, yet functional space. With its ability to transition instantly from transparent to opaque, smart glass technology brings new solutions to this age-old challenge. For those …

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Revolutionising Hospital Hygiene

Unsurprisingly, the hospital environment contains a multitude of microorganisms, many of which can be spread by direct contact with high touch surfaces. In addition to items such as bedrails and reusable patient care equipment, cubicle curtains are a common source of cross-contamination; however, smart glass technology can provide a healthier …

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Why Retail is Switching On to Smart Glass Potential

Customer expectations are constantly evolving with shoppers expecting more, not just from the products they buy, but also from the environment in which items are sold. As the high street battles with online retail and customers face the pressure of rising inflation, brick-and-mortar shops need all the help they can …

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Transforming Commercial Spaces With Switchable Glass

As demand for natural light and a modern aesthetic continue to dominate commercial building design, so architects around the world continue to favour glass in the construction of new builds. Switchable smart glass brings several advantages in support of this trend, both for those working in commercial spaces and those …

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Smart Design for Residential Spaces

While most clients want to create a home that is unique to them, new trends in residential design are always emerging. Our homes reflect new patterns in the way we live, as well as our changing aspirations and desires. Architects tasked with meeting these preferences often have a tricky role, …

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How Smart Glass Is Enhancing Hygiene in North American Healthcare Facilities

In recent years, increasing attention has been drawn to the standards of cleanliness and hygiene in North American hospitals and healthcare facilities, driven by evidence confirming that hospital and healthcare environments can become contaminated with microorganisms responsible for Healthcare Associated Infections (HCAI).
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How Smart Glass Enhances Customer Experience In Bar and Entertainment Venues

Bar and venue owners worldwide, from Boston to Berlin, Dublin to Dubai, Paris to Perth, have tried and tested various techniques to get customers to stick around a little longer, buy another round or sample some food. Typical efforts to get customers to spend a little more tend to revolve…
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