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Outstanding and permanent solutions for the design of facades and interiors are based on a harmonious blend of contemporary functionality and timeless design.
Like no other material used in contemporary architecture, glass ideally responds to these demands. It’s a basic building material, which today determines the appearance of structures around the world and is preferred due to its economic and ecological merits.
Offering light, view, protection, shine and elegance, it is glass that makes exteriors and interiors liveable. .The one thing missing is colour, unless one is to sacrifice transparency and perfect incidence of light.
Using dichroic VarioTrans colour-effect glass from Prinz Optics, the problem of unifying coloured and clear glass is rectified. This glass is not coloured but finished with an extremely thin transparent coating.
Depending on the combination and composition of the layers applied in the dipping procedure, the dichroic glass reflects and transmits the appropriate colours of the spectrum and their gradients. The glass will shine in colour, depending on the viewer’s perspective and the angle of incidence of the incoming light. Or it will remain clear and perfectly transparent.
Thanks to VarioTrans technology, through which almost any desired colour can be generated from light, glass has gained a new dimension. Now it is not only the design but also the colour effect that makes glass facades, roofs, doors and room dividers made from dichroic glass distinctly individual. The play of light and colour is as versatile as it is varied.
Dichroic glass – also available as a triple laminate for facade design – opens up new design opportunities to architects. Beyond the original functions of the glass, it also becomes a fascinating aesthetic object.
With safety laminate glass in interior design, the interplay of looking at and through the glass, the interchanging transmission and reflection, and the variations of colour that occur en passant create a heightened zest for life and an enthusiasm for work.
Last but not least, fine artists can also access new forms of expression. In staging a play of light and colour they can not only captivate the attention of their viewers, but can also evoke essential shapes of multilayered meanings.
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