Everyone knows that glass is an elegant, refined material, clean aesthetics, light and delicate. And you know what else? It can be used to make walls of houses . That's it! One of the major trends of the moment in the construction market is the glass walls.
Although still a novelty, the glass wall has already been demonstrating its qualities and revealing itself as a trend that has come to stay.
Is that you? Ever thought about having a glass wall? Well then we invite you to know better this type of wall, its characteristics, advantages and disadvantages. Who knows you are the next to join this novelty, check out:
Glass wall, what is it?
The glass wall, like any other wall, is a structure assembled around the house in order to demarcate the boundaries of the terrain, in addition, of course, to offer protection and security.
But is it really safe?
This is the first question raised by anyone who plans to have a glass wall. And the answer is: yes, it is very safe to have a glass wall. This is because the glass used for this purpose is tempered, a type of glass that goes through a thermal process where its characteristics of hardness and resistance are increased. At the end of the process, tempered glass is up to six times more impact resistant than ordinary glass and does not generate shrapnel if it breaks. The thickness of tempered glass for the construction of walls is ten millimeters.
Another interesting feature that makes the glass wall safe is that it does not allow scaling, since the material is naturally smooth and slippery. And you want to know something else? The transparency of the glass allows the inside of the house to be exposed and, according to security experts, a house with visibility inhibits the action of criminals, as these would be easily seen acting inside the residence.
Advantages of the glass wall
The glass wall is a sure bet for anyone who wishes to value the facade of the house with a clean, elegant and modern material. But this is not the only advantage of the material, check below other good reasons for you to think fondly about the idea of having a glass wall:
- The transparency of the wall guarantees the entrance of light to the interior of the residence, favoring the natural illumination;
- The transparency of the glass also favors the façade and the landscaped design of the house that can be enjoyed by those outside;
- The glass wall allows the view from the outside to be better appreciated, integrating it with the architectural design;
- The glass wall conveys a feeling of lightness, ideal for those who wish to escape from the hardness, rigidity and confinement of masonry walls;
- Sure, despite its fragile appearance, the glass wall is built with tempered glass ten millimeters, bringing safety to the residents;
- The glass is highly durable, does not spoil easily and is immune to weather, such as sun, wind and rain. You also do not have to worry about rust, oxidation and termites, for example;
- The maintenance of a glass wall is also much smaller; does not require painting or application of products such as varnish;
- The cleaning is also simple, just use a mixture of water, alcohol and white vinegar, just be sure that the glass can scratch if cleaned with steel straps or rough bushings, prefer to carry out the cleaning with a sponge and soft cloth;
- You can choose the height you want for the glass wall;
- Because it is a neutral material, glass can be used in different architectural proposals, ranging from the most modern designs to the classic and rustic ones;
- The glass wall can be built in addition to other materials, such as steel, iron, masonry and wood;
- Although colorless and transparent glass is the most used for wall building, you still have the option to choose smoked, green and mirrored glass, as well as the sandblasted and screen-printed models;
- You can take advantage to make the social gate also glass. The final result is a uniform facade and very beautiful;
Disadvantages of the glass wall
The disadvantage that weighs most heavily against the use of the glass wall is the price. A wall of this type can cost up to twice as much as a conventional masonry wall. But it is worth weighing the cost-benefit, after all the glass wall will not require future maintenance as is the case of masonry or wood, for example.
Another feature that may negatively affect the decision is the transparency of the glass. Some people find this a problem, as it can compromise the privacy of the residents. However, there is still a solution. You can solve this by opting for a smoked or blasted dark glass wall which is as beautiful as a colorless glass and has the advantage of being able to cover up the view of the inner area of the house.
Models and ideas of glass walls in homes
After analyzing the pros and cons of the glass wall it's time to check out some houses that bet on this model of wall. You will be amazed at the result. Check out:
Picture 1 - Glass, steel and wood join to form this wall; the milky glass brings the necessary privacy to the residents.
Picture 2 - The residential building bet on a low glass wall to reinforce the modern proposal of the construction.
Picture 3 - The regular cleaning of the glass wall is fundamental to guarantee the beauty of the structure.
Picture 4 - Here, plants cover the glass wall and, breaking, provide privacy inside the house.
Picture 5 - Wall of sandblasted glass with details in wood; the inner garden can be partially viewed from the outside.
Picture 6 - The delicacy of the glass contrasted with the stiffness of the stones.
Picture 7 - Inside the house, the glass can be used as guard bodies or to close the side of stairs.
Image 8 - Slightly mirrored, this glass wall translates the modern and bold aesthetics of the house.
Image 9 - Wall and green glass gate for a clean and transparent facade.
Picture 10 - The rustic wooden trunks form an unusual and contrasting combination with the colorless glass leaving the facade of the house slightly rustic, without losing the modern appeal.
Image 11 - Glass cover for entrance of the house.
Image 12 - Glass wall by the pool.
Image 13 - The yellow glass guarantees the modernity and lightness of the material without losing sight of the need for privacy of the residents.
Picture 14 - The beach house is more beautiful with the glass wall.
Image 15 - The rounded shape of the glass is the main highlight of this facade.
Picture 16 - Here, glass works more like a bodyguard than a wall, but still completes the facade with charm and elegance.
Image 17 - White facade and glass wall: a naturally light and clean combination.
Image 18 - Building with glass facade in all apartments.
Picture 19 - In this house, the glass reigns absolute in the facade being used, inclusively, in the gate.
Image 20 - The glass does not prevent the contemplation of the landscape that comes from outside, on the contrary, it inserts it in the facade.
Picture 21 - Halfway through: the wall of this house was built with rough stones on the bottom and glass on the top.
Image 22 - The apparent concrete and the sandblasted glass wall form a harmonious double there.
Image 23 - The glass wall is so light and delicate that it runs the risk of almost not appear on the facade.
Image 24 - Glass in the wall and the lateral cover of the house.
Image 25 - Access to the pool is limited by the glass wall with gate.
Image 26 - Glass and stones form this wall of medium height.
Picture 27 - The black frame around the glass further accentuates the modern style of the wall.
Image 28 - A glass house to see and be seen.
Image 29 - The glass wall gives the touch of elegance and modernity the facade of the residential building.
Image 30 - Glass is present both inside and outside this house.
Image 31 - The view of the city is best taken advantage of with the glass wall on the roof of the building.
Picture 32 - Milky white glass makes direct reference to the color of the walls of the house; the black frame is the detail that could not miss.
Image 33 - The cast structure of the metal grilles combines with the transparency of the glass of the balconies.
Picture 34 - Here, the glass of the bodyguard extends until reaching the swimming pool in the bottom floor.
Picture 35 - In the midst of nature, the glass wall makes the necessary marking to the terrain, but without breaking the lightness of the place.
Image 36 - Mirrored glass brings privacy while maintaining its modern features.
Image 37 - The subtle transparency of the blasted glass can cause a very interesting visual effect for your facade, just like it happened in this house here.
Image 38 - Masonry on one side, glass wall on the other, and between the two types of wall, a steel gate leaked.
Image 39 - Wall with two types of glass: blasted and colorless.
Image 40 - A very different way to create a glass wall, do you like it?
Image 41 - The glass bodyguard limits the environments, but without taking the integration that exists between them
Image 42 - Security experts say that homes with visibility to the interior are more protected from criminal action than those completely closed.
Picture 43 - Total view inside and out.
Image 44 - Houses with light and neutral facades benefit from the clean and light aesthetics of glass walls.
Picture 45 - A home for those who do not have privacy problems.
Image 46 - The glass wall of this house is a mere detail in front of all the facade made with the material.
Image 47 - To reinforce the safety of this glass wall were installed steel grids.
Image 48 - Light color and play with the lighting possibilities offered by the glass.
Picture 49 - In this house only a small strip on the top of the wall was made with glass.
Picture 50 - A great advantage of glass is that it is a neutral material and does not impact the visual of the environment.
Image 51 - The reception and receptivity of this house are visible even from the outside.
Picture 52 - The glass guardrail protects the pool area without taking the view to the house.
Image 53 - A view of this does not deserve to be covered up and it is by these and others that the glass wall exists.
Image 54 - Resistant and durable, the glass does not require maintenance, only periodic cleaning.
Picture 55 - If what is outside deserves to be seen, the opposite is also true, after all a house like these should appear.
Image 56 - The glass wall of this cover is at the ideal height for the view of the city.
Image 57 - The glass wall of this house is so discreet that it runs the risk of being "run over" by who passes.
Image 58 - Despite the high investment, the profit in the end compensates.