The 4″ Alpha Glass Block is part of the Smart Architecture products from the Design Line Collection. Smart Architecture solutions offer advanced technologies. Designed for style and safety, Smart Architecture helps us to experience design through technology, mechanical reinforcement, and acoustic insulation. This glass block is one of the more dramatic statements of glass blocks for architectural applications. Alpha is a sophisticated pattern of glass block. The circular pattern of the Alpha glass block preserves a mixture of sophistication and class, allowing a maximum level of light transmission. Glass as a material is intrinsically bright, and its transparency naturally produces warm and welcoming environments. Glass block makes living spaces appear bigger, wider, and more airy. Transparent or translucent, bright or diffused, the natural light within and outside an environment affects the experience of place.
Features of 4″ Alpha Glass Block
First feature of the 4″ Alpha are the available 8 x 8 x 4″. Secondly, the block offers a Clear finish. The alpha pattern is known for its transparency and drama. The block transposes a light as though you are outside. The alpha pattern compliments a design and offers a dramatic finish. Glass block is a timeless product that offers light and aesthetics to any home or commercial project. The actual size of the 4″ Alpha glass block is 7 3/4″ x 7 3/4″ x 3 7/8″. Click here to download the Declaration of Performance.
According to the Declaration of Performance, the 4″ Alpha glass block in clear offers 80% light transmission and solar energy characteristics. Furthermore, the one-sided offers 79% solar energy characteristics. This glass block is intended for use in non-bearing construction applications.
About the Alpha Pattern
First of all, Alpha features a circular design within its glass. This provides an attractive appearance without visual privacy. The highly-reflective, undulated glass block plays upon the passage of light. Furthermore, the alpha is similar to the clear pattern, and allows in the natural light. Lastly, the special internal formation of the block filters rays of light. Also, the circular shape deforms the direction of light, changing profiles into sweet shadows and a circle shape of light.
In addition, the block offers a smooth exterior surface for easy cleaning. Furthermore, people experience architecture through light. This is because natural light affects visual perception, mood, and well-being. Additionally, the intrinsic properties of glass block sustain and exalt natural light in its purest form. Consequently, the blocks light transmission maintains its essence and elevates its inherent beauty. Today’s glass block unites aesthetic values with high-profile, performance techniques. As a result, by offering both functionality and artistic merit, glass block provides original solutions to innovative concepts and modern design projects. Lastly, energy saving, self-cleaning, and solar-reflecting technologies add value to architectural projects. This is due to their high-performance characteristics and sustainable building design. Therefore, glass block is more valuable then ever before.
Features of Smart Architecture Glass Blocks
The entire Smart Architecture Collection offers new technologies for self-cleaning, energy saving, and solar reflecting. Due to these technologies, homeowners are investing in a product that will be vibrant, smart and beautiful for many years.
Firstly, the self-cleaning technology reduces cleaning and maintenance costs associated with glass block installations. Also, invisible surface coatings contain hydrophilic properties that break down organic dirt and wash away rain water. This means the glass maintains a cleaner appearance over time.
Secondly, the manufacturer has patented ‘Energy Saving’ technology. As a result, allow Glass Block Warehouse to introduce low-emissivity glass plates and pressure controlled argon gas. The plates are inserted between the glass faces to interrupt the thermal bridge, and argon gas is injected to reduce a block’s thermal transmittance to U=1.1 W/m2 K. Additionally, homeowners enjoy saving energy and protecting the environment with 4″ Alpha glass block.
Lastly, solar-reflecting glass block is made with protective cover films for applications. Due to the films protection against UV radiation. For that reason, the block’s reduce overheating in the summer. Like most solar conscious windows, glass block installations will further protect interior decor.
In conclusion, the new technologies make buying glass block an even better investment for years to come. In addition to technologies for a better glass block experience, they never go out of style and offer timeless beauty in any installation.
Design Ideas for Alpha Glass Block
Wave glass block is the most popular design because it works well in any environment. First of all, the block is available in clear, in color and with sandblasted finishes. Due to the patterns dramatic design, architects find glass block to be a great statement piece. Secondly, glass block is a structurally sound product. Consequently, it is a product that when installed correctly, offers many years of aesthetic pleasure and purpose to a home. Lastly, designing with glass block is fun. This is because homeowners and architects can play with colors, shapes and sizes to create the perfect look.