What is a glass curtain wall?

What is a glass curtain wall?

The glass curtain wall is a building envelope composed of metal components and glass plates with steel structure as the skeleton point. It can be roughly divided into two types: frame-supported glass curtain wall and point-supported glass curtain wall.

The supporting structure system of the glass curtain wall can be used as the building envelope or decorative structure which has a certain displacement capacity relative to the main structure and does not share the function of the main structure.The walls are of single and double glazing.

The glass curtain wall is a kind of beautiful and novel decoration method of building wall, which is a remarkable feature of modern high-rise building.

Function of glass curtain wall:

The glass curtain wall of the modern high-rise building adopts the hollow glass which is composed of mirror glass and ordinary glass and filled with dry air or inert gas.Insulating glass is divided into two layers and three layers. The two-layer insulating glass consists of two layers of glass and a sealing frame to form a sandwich space.Three layers of glass make up two mezzanine Spaces.Insulating glass has the advantages of sound insulation, heat insulation, frost – proof, moisture – proof and wind compression strength.

According to the measurement, when the outdoor temperature is -internal 10℃, the temperature in front of the single-glazed window is -2℃, while the indoor temperature using the three-layer insulating glass is 13℃.In hot summer, a double insulating glass can block up to 90 percent of the sun’s radiant heat.Sunlight can still pass through the glass walls, but most of the sun will not feel hot on the body.The rooms with hollow glass curtain walls can be warm in winter and cool in summer, greatly improving the living environment.

Advantages of glass curtain wall:

The glass curtain wall is a new type of wall in the contemporary era, which endows the building with the biggest characteristic of integrating architectural aesthetics, architectural function, architectural energy conservation and architectural structure organically. The building presents different colors from different angles and gives people dynamic beauty with the changes of sunshine, moon and light.Grand and magnificent glass curtain walls have been built in major cities on all continents, such as the world trade center in New York, the oil tower in Chicago and the sears tower.The bank of China tower in Hong Kong, the Great Wall hotel in Beijing and the fellowship building in Shanghai have also been used.

Reflective insulating glass 6 mm thick, the wall weight of about 50kg/㎡, light and beautiful, not easy to pollution, energy saving and other advantages.The inside side of the outer glass of the curtain wall is coated with colorful metal coating film. From the outside, the whole outer wall looks like a mirror, which reflects the scenery of the sky and the surrounding environment. When the light changes, the image is colorful and endless.Below the reflection of the light, indoor do not suffer strong light illuminate, vision is downy.It was first used in the Great Wall hotel project in Beijing, China in 1983.

Anyone who has been to New York will be impressed by its bustling cityscape. The towering skyscrapers are spectacular, and their full-length glass curtain walls add brilliant colors to the clear blue sky and dancing white clouds.So, how is the glass curtain wall made?Glass curtain wall refers to the mirror glass used as the exterior decoration of the building. It is composed of float glass, adding trace amounts of Fe, Ni, Co, Se, etc., and toughened into color transparent plate glass. It can absorb infrared rays, reduce the solar radiation into the room, and reduce the indoor temperature.It can reflect light like a mirror and pass through it like glass.

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Post time: May-17-2020