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Meeting Room, Austin, Texas

Modernising office space with moveable, switchable Smart Glass panels

large meeting area with glass panelled doors

Project Story

Switchable glass is becoming increasingly popular with businesses looking to modernise their office space, as it not only elevates a room’s aesthetic but also increases the room’s functionality. Many modern companies are eschewing traditional office staples like cubicles and permanent partitions in favour of alternatives that provide multiple uses, such as switchable and moveable solutions.

This emphasis on modernity and multifunctionality was the central concept for a new project in North America, where Smartglass International worked alongside trusted partner Hufcor, a leading provider of movable glass walls in the region, to create a state-of-the-art piece. Hufcor played a big role in this project by installing this switchable, movable partition as well as capturing the images below. The result was a multi-use meeting area within an open-plan design office space.

Each panel of this movable partition is made of Switchable Privacy Glass, which offers its own type of multifunctionality in its ability to switch from transparent to opaque in less than 0.1 seconds. Using safe, low-level electrical currents, Privacy Smart Glass can transform a window to a wall at a moment’s notice with the flick of a switch or press of a button. Some customers even choose to connect these panels up to a smart home or office system, allowing for quick and easy transitions no matter where you are.

Smart Glass is unique in its ability to maintain an open-plan feel while still offering complete privacy. The panels, while totally opaque, do allow light to penetrate so just because the space is private doesn’t necessarily mean that it feels enclosed. This switchable glass also removes the need for any curtains or blinds, is hypoallergenic, and can be triggered via a range of switches, buttons, timers, or sensors depending on the space and its needs.

The switchable glass panels for this project were fairly standard in order to keep with the simple aesthetic, however, Privacy Glass can come in all shapes and sizes in order to meet the end user’s needs. Smartglass International offers shaped, curved, and tinted Privacy Glass, in addition to fire-rated and double-glazed options.

This project was particularly challenging, as it was essential that the panels could be used separately or together, depending on the configuration of the partition. Smartglass International was able to offer its technical and architectural expertise to ensure each panel was wired and installed in a way that allowed for both movement and switchability. This combination provides this space with exponentially more options than a typical stationary or static partition, and shows off the company’s style and taste.

Given its omni-functional nature, Privacy Smart Glass is the perfect solution for both commercial and residential spaces, providing a modern aesthetic and adding a certain “wow” factor wherever it is incorporated. With functionality of on-demand privacy, the benefit of natural light, and the range of options for customisation, Switchable Smart Glass ticks all the boxes.

With Smartglass International, you can be sure that every aspect of your dream project is covered. For optimum flexibility when working to fulfil clients’ design aspirations, Smartglass International offers a hands-on service and professional advice to overcome any architectural challenges along the way.

Smartglass International partners closely with clients and approved third-parties to ensure that each installation is tailored to the specific design and requirements of the end user. Supported by competitive pricing, a superior product, and quick turn-around, this responsive approach ensures Smartglass is an internationally renowned leader in switchable glass solutions.

To find out more about this project, or to enquire about how smart glass technology could enhance your latest development, contact Smartglass International for expert advice and a quote.

Project Profile


Meeting Room


Austin, Texas

Product Type




  • large meeting area with glass panelled doors

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