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Architectural metal and glass design, fabrication, and installation is a fascinating field of work that breeds incredible new solutions for residences and commercial spaces. Architectural metal and glass designs embrace both modern and intricate or classic styles, making almost any project a possibility. If you are considering adding a building facade, a metal or glass stairway, a skylight, a greenhouse, or an artfully designed entrance or foyer to your building, it’s a great idea to understand more deeply the types of trends and innovations that are occurring in the custom metal and glass field. Below you’ll find articles that have featured new trends in architectural metal and glass.

  Ironwork Makes Its Way Indoors
Iron gates, railings, banisters, and furniture have long been a fixture in western architecture and landscaping. Many are familiar with the ornate work of an iron fence around an estate or a cemetery, the iron balusters and railings on a residential stoop, or iron window frames fabricated for breathtaking architectural effect.
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What is Ironwork
The term ironwork refers to any structure or object that is fabricated out of iron. This can include rails, grates, utensils, artwork, weapons, and architectural features. The ways in which iron has been used have changed over the course of history.
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Railings

A baluster is a structure that is used to support a railing on a balcony or stairway. The railing rests atop a series of balusters. Balusters can be constructed of wood, concrete, or iron. In this article, we will look closely at iron balusters and the value they add to a support system for the interior or exterior of a building.
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New Trends in Decorative Glass
A baluster is a structure that is used to support a railing on a balcony or stairway. The railing rests atop a series of balusters. Balusters can be constructed of wood, concrete, or iron. In this article, we will look closely at iron balusters and the value they add to a support system for the interior or exterior of a building.
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Iron Balusters

A baluster is a structure that is used to support a railing on a balcony or stairway. The railing rests atop a series of balusters. Balusters can be constructed of wood, concrete, or iron. In this article, we will look closely at iron balusters and the value they add to a support system for the interior or exterior of a building.
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Iron Gates
An iron gate is a gate made of iron that wraps around a property or is situated at the front of a property. Iron gates are considered luxurious and are seen to give an appealing appearance to residences and public buildings. Iron gates are thought of as timeless, classic, and elegant.
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Metal Types Used in Architectural Work

Lead has a low melting point, which is a quality that has promoted its use for centuries. In fact, prior to the late 19th century discovery that lead can cause health issues in humans if it is consumed even in trace amounts, many pipes that delivered drinking water were constructed of lead.
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Metalworking Process Components
Metalworking involves several different phases or processes. They include: marking out, casting, forming, cutting and joining. Let's look at each of these processes in detail.
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Architectural Windows Q&A

I’m in the process of remodeling my house, and I’ve noticed the term “architectural window” thrown around a lot. What is an architectural window? How is it different from other windows I would be able to purchase as part of my remodel?
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Architectural Glass Terminology
Architectural glass is glass that is used as a building material, fulfilling an architectural need on a building or another structure. Examples of architectural glass include glass walls, glass ceilings, and class facades.
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Window Bars / Guards

Those who live in and around New York City know that it’s fairly common to see bars on the windows of apartment buildings. What many city dwellers are not aware of, however, are the rights of tenants and the responsibilities of landlords when it comes to these often unsightly - but quite necessary - window treatments.
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Metal Fencing - Benefits and Information

If you are considering installing a fence in your yard, you are likely aware that there are several options when it comes to what your fence will be made out of. The most common fencing material, as many know, is wood. Although wood is a classic choice for many homeowners, it isn’t necessarily the end all be all of fence options. In fact, there are several benefits that metal offers that wood does not.
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What Is Metal Fabrication?

Metal fabrication is the process by which a structure is made out of metal. Custom fabrication is the process by which a metal piece is created to fulfill a specific need for a particular piece based on custom specifications.
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Custom Metal Fabrication
Metal fabrication is a process by which metal is cut, re-shaped, and re-worked in order to suit a variety of needs. Metal fabrication may be completed by a metal fabricator for a variety of reasons, including manufacturing parts to a design, pieces of machinery, doors, beams, or other metal products.
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Types of Staircases

Staircases can serve multiple functions in a home, residential building, or commercial building. Of course, most notably, staircases serve the purpose of providing a way to get from one floor of a building or space to another. However, staircases also offer an opportunity to embrace a particular artistic style, to open up a space, and to add a new visual element to the area.
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What’s In a Glass Railing?
Glass railings can be a versatile addition to a balcony, deck, patio, or level of an open-air building. Because they are made of glass, which is fairly weather-resistant, glass balconies do not require frequent replacing. Though they do require cleaning, they’re seen as a fairly low-maintenance addition to a space. Further, they add a great splash of personality to a deck, patio, floor, or balcony by creating a modern look and by drawing the outside world in.
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Skylights
Because of the beautiful natural sunlight that they allow into the home, skylights are becoming increasingly popular in homes across the United States as of late. Skylights offer a host of benefits in many areas of life and home, including health, lighting, and energy consumption.
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Qualities of a Successful Lobby
The lobby is a space in a building that provides an entrance into the building at large. The lobby often includes security systems such as a security guard or entry point, and in many cases, some areas of the lobby are secure while others are open to the public.
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What is a Building Facade?
In architecture and construction, the term façade refers to one exterior side of a building. Typically the façade refers to the front of the building, but this is not always the case. The façade is typically very design-heavy side to a building.
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Curtain Walls
Curtain walls are non-structural elements added to a building to provide protection from the elements such as weather and wind. Because the curtain wall does not actually support the construction of a building, it can feature lightweight materials such as glass.
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