Glass is an ancient construction material allowing light penetration and is also one of the most versatile of materials. Nowadays, it is difficult to conceive contemporary architecture without it.
Radii AG understand this versatility and go beyond the standard specification briefing to ensure a variety of design options, all RIBA-approved cpd.
Designs can range from frameless atrium glazing through to glass floors, balustrades, lift shafts and staircases or any bespoke architectural glass solution. So whatever the project, our glass specification specialists and design team are here to help.
LIFT LOBBIES & FIRE SCREENS
Radii AG have developed and designed numerous solutions that offer both decorative and fire rated enclosures in glass. Lift shaft and wall cladded glass can provide unique circulation areas to any building.
To complement our fire rated glass options, the comprehensive in house ‘Arc’ range of doorset and side screen solutions are tested and certified up to 120 minutes of fire performance.
Glass can be an integral part of any atrium design and has the potential for providing the optimum specification when it comes to aesthetics and technical demands. It also encompasses structural resistance, energy control, acoustics, fire resistance and not forgetting control of light.
Radii AG understands all this and provides the perfect balance between visual appearance and building function.
GLASS STAIRS & BALUSTRADES
Glass is an impressively strong material enabling the design and construction of staircases and balustrades where the glass itself is the primary structural element. However, buildings usually need bespoke solutions such as stair treads, landings and freestanding glass screens all requiring structural consideration.
Whether you’re looking for an ‘all-glass’ solution or a combination of steel framing and glass infill panels, talk to us about your requirements and we’ll show you how to employ the full use of structural glazing.
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Frameless glass structures provide an opportunity to enhance the aesthetics of any architecture, especially when structural performance and light penetration can be combined.
Such solutions often mean that the traditional edge framing needed to support the glazing becomes redundant.
The principal support in frameless glass structures is then derived through “point fixed” connections, where flush faced stainless steel bolts are fixed through the glass panes back to a primary support, which can also be made of glass.
The use of glass fins and beams are then factored into the design providing for clean lines and flush frameless finishes for any solution.
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When creating lobbies, reception areas, or any internal façade, the versatility of glass architecturally becomes ever more appropriate because the opportunities for a dynamic design are almost without limit.
Glass panels can be back or ceramic painted, laminated with ‘designer’ interlayers, body tinted, kiln formed and sandblasted. The choice really is yours.
Using glass in floors can provide an elegant and visually stunning design solution, especially with sandblasted, clear and coloured laminates. They can also allow light to flood through between storeys and reduce the need for artificial lighting, whilst creating a dynamic look to an otherwise mundane functional element of a building.
Glass floors can be immensely strong but ‘fit for purpose’ designs will incorporate the latest laminated glass technology, making sure the thickness of glazing is dependent on the span, type of support, and the floor loading requirements under BS6399.