Modern architecture is heavily influenced by technological improvements in residential and commercial glass as a building material.
One of the strongest influences on modern architecture and design is glass, according to Glass for Europe, the trade association for Europe's manufacturers of building, auto and transport glass.
“The creative use of large windows, glass doors, rooflights [skylights to us in the U.S.], and atria, among many other applications, makes buildings and houses bright, airy, inviting and energy efficient,” the association says.
Of course, the most obvious use of glass in buildings – commercial or residential – are the windows and doors. But they’re nothing like the windows and doors of the past, the association says. Technologically advanced modern glass provides many advantages over older glass. Those advantages make homes and businesses more stylish, comfortable and sustainable.
“The ability to control heat, light, and sound transmission to a high degree enables architects to design buildings that have a greatly reduced impact on the environment and dwellings that are quiet, comfortable and safe,” the association says. “Glass also finds application in interior decoration and furniture.”
There’s no need to build a whole new structure to get at least some of the advantages of modern glass. Adding in insulated-glass skylights or insulated-glass replacement windows and doors can create that light, comfortable quiet that characterizes completely new buildings.
Whether you want to build something totally new or simply upgrade your existing business or home, Don’s Mobile Glass is the place to call for help. Don’s has been supplying architectural and custom glass to the Central Valley for 50-plus years. We also have insulated-glass skylights and insulated-glass replacement windows in all styles, sizes and designs to fit your current architecture or give your building design an upgrade. And, we’re proud to say we were named the Favorite Window Replacement company of the 150,000-plus readers of the Modesto Bee, which covers six counties – Stanislaus, southern San Joaquin, Merced, Tuolumne, Calaveras and parts of Mariposa. Whether you need commercial glass or residential glass, Don's can help!