A specialty architectural glass wall system for interior and exterior applications, distinguishable by its signature linear aesthetic.
Channel glass offers a stunning alternative to traditional opaque building walls and flat architectural glass, creating virtually seamless glass walls of tremendous sizes and proportions. The U-shaped glass channels are self-supporting, standing as tall as 23 feet (7 m) in a relatively lightweight ¼” (7 mm) thickness. They require minimal perimeter framing, creating virtually seamless glass walls that can be hundreds of feet long and can span across elevations. Bendheim channel glass products are available in eight decorative surface textures, hundreds of colors, a range of thermal performance coatings, insulation inserts, and frame systems.
Elegant rainscreen glass over-cladding can completely transform & elevate the appearance of a building. The "first-of-their-kind" maintenance-friendly, non-porous rainscreen systems are fully adjustable and allow for quick & easy installation. With the patented compression fittings, no holes are required, affording superior wall strength at lower cost; ideal for PV panels. Decorative glass rainscreens are a sustainable solution for aging buildings without the need for costly, wasteful & disruptive demolition.
Decorative Screenwall Facade Systems showcase a variety of aesthetics such as transparent, translucent & opaque colors, patterns, nature-forward bird-friendly designs and various layouts. The ventilated facade systems add poetry to a building through complex facade geometrics on tighter budgets. They add texture and depth as well as protection from the elements by preventing moisture damage and shielding structures and occupants from rain & wind. Preserving daylight and the creation of lantern effects are more distinguishable advantages of the transparent & translucent decorative glass. The versatility of the screenwall facade systems make them ideal for naturally ventilated parking structures, exterior stairwells, elevator towers, and pedestrian bridges.
This video presents an architect's take on Channel Glass describing the physical and thermal properties, finish, color and attachment options, and special design considerations, benefits, and liabilities.
Wall-F Fitting for Glass Cladding | Installation Animation
Ventilated Glass Facade Case Study: 727 West Madison Parking Structure