‘Smart glazing – The future of glass architecture?’ by Ruth Kelly Waskett of De Montford University. This century has seen the advent of a new generation of smart glazing materials, whose tint can be varied as and when needed. With the benefits of a dynamic shading system minus the moving parts, they represent an exciting development, particularly for highly glazed buildings. Could these materials enable us to leave blinds and external shading devices behind?
Ruth gives an overview of the main types of smart glazing that are currently available and explains some of the key technical features and considerations for future applications. She also describes her recently completed study of electrochromic glazing at De Montfort University, and discusses the future direction of research in this area.
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