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The Use of Colour-Effect Glass in the Design of Exterior Facades and Interior Spaces

Dichroic glass opens up new opportunities for architects and designers to link the functionality of glass with the aesthetic of colour. This non-coloured glass, also called colour-effect glass or an interference filter, transmits light unrestrictedly yet is seen 'in colour'.

With dichroic glass (from the Greek 'dichroos' = bicoloured), almost every colour of the spectrum can be generated, both additive (red, green and blue) and subtractive colours (yellow, magenta and cyan). This effect is based on the interference of light waves by thin, optically transparent coatings that split white light into colours.

With VarioTrans glass from PRINZ OPTICS, it is possible to select the colour effect.

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