In the commercial glass business, the curtain wall system dating back to the 1930s when aluminum had just become available for any use other than military. A thin, aluminum framed wall filled with glass, thin stones or metal sheets, the curtain wall wasn’t load-bearing; instead relying on the building structure, specifically the floor line.
Flash forward to today, where the curtainwall system’s structural importance has gained significance. Modern systems work to protect the interior of the entire structure, improve the environmental footprint of the building and elevate and modernize the appearance of any architectural design.
Imagine a façade that practically disappears into the surrounding environment, allowing for unobstructed natural light to fill the interior. That's the magic of a glass curtain wall system. It’s a composition of large, frameless glass panels held together with minimalistic, non-structural, often fully customized aluminum framing elements fabricated right here in our Hale Glass facilities.
Elevate the Space
In the world of modern architecture, where form often follows function, the glass curtain wall system stands as a testament to the marriage of art and engineering. This architectural marvel has become synonymous with sophistication, blending seamlessly into cityscapes and transforming structures into works of art.
The beauty of a glass curtain wall system lies not only in its transparency but also in its versatility. Architects can create an array of designs, from sleek, minimalist skyscrapers to iconic museum façades. These systems have the power to transform any space, making it a canvas for creative expression. It not only elevates the aesthetics of a building but also champions sustainability and functionality.
Clear Choice for Sustainability
Architects and environmental enthusiasts alike applaud the sustainability aspects of glass curtain walls. These systems are designed to optimize energy efficiency. They reduce the need for artificial lighting and maximize natural ventilation, thus significantly reducing a building's carbon footprint. The glass used incorporates structural glazing and insulation techniques to regulate temperature and minimize heat loss.