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The End of the Glass Box Is Nigh

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:06 AM
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Image Credit Paul Joseph , Creative Commons Licence There are a lot of reasons that architects design condos with floor to ceiling glass; people like views and they can look very elegant in the right hands. But the main reason they do it is cost; building with glass walls means that the builder is essentially subcontracting the entire exterior to one trade, and that thin glass skin is fast and cheap. Three years ago I wrote Stop With the Glass Facades Already , and it seems that it might finally be happening as the building codes get tougher about energy.... Read the full story on TreeHugger






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