Security glass has mainly been used by the military and other government entities, such as prisons and jails, police stations, and healthcare facilities. The scope has now expanded to markets and industries where security, particularly glass, used to be an afterthought.
For architects and building teams working in historic contexts, structural glass systems can offer compelling design solutions that can improve functionality while simultaneously highlighting and contrasting with the spaces’ original fabric and character.
Miami’s design district is home to showrooms, art galleries, restaurants, and luxury retailers, such as Burberry, Cartier, Dior, Fendi, Givenchy, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Hermes, and Piaget. Three of the retail storefronts in the district—Tory Burch, Tom Ford, and Prada—showcase high-performance glazing systems.
The use of special coiling smoke doors as hoistway enclosures has quietly become mainstream in the design community. However, standards are still evolving to include new opportunities with regard to smoke and fire infiltration in commercial buildings.
Revolving doors are enjoying resurgence across many project types due to their ability to prevent unwanted air infiltration and enhance the aesthetic appeal of an entrance. However, specifiers will find detailing for revolving doors challenging because of the availability of a wide range of door types with different capabilities.