People are now concerned more about the impact of products used in construction. Glass is completely recyclable and it is the most environment friendly material used in construction. Further, the cost of installing bent glass has greatly reduced. All these properties related to glass have led to the rising importance of glass in architecture. With the use of glass, natural light can be let inside the building and people in the building can also get connected with the outer landscape. A sense of space can be established strongly with the use of glass in structures.
Just like light is transferred, glass has the tendency to let heat in. However, modern day technology uses different types of coating to insulate glasses used in buildings. This way, suitable amount of warmth is locked inside the building and it remains unaffected by the variation in temperature outside. The thermal insulation of bent glass is usually represented as K value.
To enhance the corporate image and to make the building stand out of the rest, curved surfaces are used in modern buildings. Facades have become essential in corporate buildings and using bent glass, different types of facades can be built. For aesthetic reasons too, glass is widely used in commercial and residential buildings.