Stairwells can now achieve transparency from fire resistive, oversized butt-glazed assemblies.

May 15, 2016  

When Apple’s iconic Fifth Avenue store first opened in 2006, its glass cube easily became one of New York City’s most photographed structures.To push the envelope on transparency even further, the cube was renovated in 2011 by reducing the number of individual glass panels from 90 to 15, making it almost invisible.

Not to be out done, Microsoft also incorporated extremely large glass panels for its flagship New York City store, also on Fifth Avenue.

The trend towards achieving total transparency with oversized pieces of glass with little or no conventional framing is also becoming the norm in specialized systems such as fire rated glazing.



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August 2, 2015  

Air Louvers, best-known for an extensive line of fire-rated vision lites to fit a range of glass and door thicknesses, has signed a new distribution deal with a partner in Dubai.

The Activar Construction Products Group (ACPG) has reached an agreement with Insulux Trading DMCC of Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), to represent its Air Louvers brand of vision lites and louvers in the Middle East. 

Read more: US Louvre Company Reveals Dubai Distributor Deal