With the rising popularity of the al fresco experience, windscreen systems are increasingly being incorporated in outdoor areas. These post-supported glass railings have been growing in popularity due to their ability to provide unobstructed views and wind protection, and as a visual complement to outdoor amenities such as rooftop decks, pools, and healing gardens.
As the focal point of high-visibility structures, expansive glazing areas and large insulating glass units (IGUs) take more space on curtain walls, storefronts, and interior building components than ever before. Despite the numerous appearance and performance advantages, glass has a breaking point.
Designed by Gator Sktch Architects, the Tavares Public Safety Complex in Florida is now open. The facility houses the city’s police, fire, and emergency operations center (EOC) under one roof in a state-of-the-art complex.