The many facets of Glass in Architecture
Renowned architects came together to deliberate on the building material’s versatility and use in design
Architect and Interiors India hosted the fourth webinar in its series on Designing for a New World – Post COVID-19 on August 19. Presented by Sisecam Flat Glass, this episode centred the discussion on the many facets of glass and its use in the architectural and design realm. Leading names in the field made up the exciting panel, bringing in diverse views and unique perspectives on the material and its place in their projects.
Our illustrious panel consisted of:
- Abhigyan Neogi, principal & founder, Chromed Design Studio
- Amit Aurora, partner, group DCA
- Esra Aydinoglu, architect & architectural glass product manager, SFG
- Hiren Patel, principal architect, Hiren Patel Architects
- Kanhai Gandhi, co-founder & principal architect, KNS Architects
- Reza Kabul, president, ARK Studio Inc.
The panel discussion was moderated by Bibhor Srivastava, group publishing director, ITP Media (India). Besides highlighting the iconic structures in glass that have made quite an impression, the panellists showcased their own projects, where glass has been championed as a building material through its use in the façade, as an interior design element or even as an art installation, much to the audience’s delight. While the panellists cautioned against the overuse of glass and emphasised on the need to use it judiciously, they also agreed wholeheartedly that it was an extremely versatile material and valuable to design projects. They further added that glass will see increased use in design post COVID-19, especially given the norms surrounding social distancing at high traffic spaces like airports/ hotels/ restaurants/ offices, since glass solutions can help in this regard. In addition to their candour about the use of glass across various types of projects and the need to choose the right material for the job at hand, the panellists took questions from the audience, making for a truly interactive and engaging dialogue.
For the entire discussion, watch the video.