The end of glass skyscrapers?

An article on the BBC news magazine this week raised the question of whether the architectural profession is turning against designing buildings with vast amounts of glass.


Certainly we've always found in our interiors work that there is great value in delivering daylight to all users of a building.  There are challenges in controlling it of course.  And the comments of Ken Shuttleworth raise some valid questions about the environmental impact of floor to ceiling glazing and how we heat and cool buildings.

From the perspective of the building users, we guess that the desire for a view and for daylight will always be strong and therefore need to be paramount.  We hope those clever engineers can come up with more sustainable ways to meet these needs!


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DESIGN AND THE HUMAN FACTOR: The end of glass skyscrapers?

Friday, 30 May 2014

The end of glass skyscrapers?

An article on the BBC news magazine this week raised the question of whether the architectural profession is turning against designing buildings with vast amounts of glass.


Certainly we've always found in our interiors work that there is great value in delivering daylight to all users of a building.  There are challenges in controlling it of course.  And the comments of Ken Shuttleworth raise some valid questions about the environmental impact of floor to ceiling glazing and how we heat and cool buildings.

From the perspective of the building users, we guess that the desire for a view and for daylight will always be strong and therefore need to be paramount.  We hope those clever engineers can come up with more sustainable ways to meet these needs!


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