It’s no wonder privacy glass and film are becoming more popular in offices and commercial spaces. Switchable glass offers discreet privacy and is more hygienic than conventional curtains and blinds. Smart glass and film goes from clear to frosted when powered on and off. This innovative technology makes offices more efficient and hygienic. However, the benefits of designing with smart glass extend far beyond privacy alone.
Meeting rooms are usually areas where privacy is required when they are in use. However, the rest of the time it can be inconvenient to isolate these areas from the rest of the office. Office designers often reserve the best views and natural light for the boardroom. When you design a conference room with switchable glass walls and windows, or apply smart film to existing glass, you can have the best of both worlds. When conference rooms are in use, the glass can be switched to opaque. The rest of the time the glass can be clear so that views and natural light can be enjoyed by everyone in the office and the office will appear to be bigger and brighter.
Keep noise out and conversations in. Noise reduction glass usually costs around $100 per square foot. Smart glass is tempered, laminated and double glazed, meaning it offers these soundproofing properties at no additional cost. This makes it easier to maintain a quiet office environment and keep meetings confidential.
When smart glass is switched to opaque it can double as a whiteboard or high quality rear projection screen. This makes smart glass conference rooms truly versatile spaces and invaluable during presentations.
While smart glass and film are practical, they are also a very modern, innovative option that is bound to leave a lasting impression on anyone who visits your office.
The soundproofing and privacy properties of smart glass make it ideal for creating barriers against noise and dividing office space without creating a permanent visual barrier. Many office managers and interior designers have opted to replace existing walls and partitions with smart glass in order to create a more dynamic office environment that adapts to people’s changing needs throughout the day.
Doors are often an overlooked element of office design when it comes to bringing more natural light into a room and making spaces look larger. Switchable glass and film can be used on operable glass, windows, walls and doors. We offer innovative wiring solutions for all kinds of door scenarios from sliding doors to swing doors and retractable glass walls. Where walls cannot be replaced with glass, glass doors can easily make offices feel more open and connected without any compromise on privacy.
Logos and artistic designs can be embedded into smart glass through careful layering of the PDLC film. The result is a logo that can appear opaque on clear glass, transparent on opaque glass or disappear entirely. Learn More
Privacy glass and film are a great way to make any workspace more flexible and modern, especially in offices where the company culture encourages an open environment. Easily transform glass surfaces from clear to frosted with the flick of a switch, push of a button, smart phone, automation system or voice command. Any type of glass can be made switchable and smart film can be applied to any type or shape of glass. Smart glass contains the switchable PDLC layer within it and can be installed by any glazier. Smart film is applied to existing glass, transforming it into switchable glass, and can be installed by window film installers or as a do-it-yourself project. Learn more about the difference between smart glass and film.
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