Compact environments are redefining innovative architecture and allowing individuals to live in their desired location. There are a few clever ways to divvy up micro-spaces, and smart glass is one of them. Liquid Crystal Glass (LCG®, or smart glass) presents endless benefits to residents, business owners and patients in private homes, offices, micro-apartments and micro-hospitals. Compact spaces can have a massive positive impact with creative and contemporary applications of smart glass in architectural design.
Small Spaces with Sizeable Impact
Did you know there’s a “tiny house movement”? This year’s architectural trends are all about living a simpler more eco-friendly life. This doesn’t mean your micro-apartment can’t have a sleek high-end touch. Compact studio apartments, homes, offices, or shared spaces sectioned with smart glass replace plaster wall constructions, maximize space and minimize maintenance. LCG® walls or partitions mitigate sound, eliminate dust and microbes, and offer privacy when switching from transparent to opaque, dimmed or tinted – with the touch of a button.
Smart glass is an ideal privacy partition that can be used as a screen when opaque and provides a clear view to outdoor surroundings when transparent. Easy to cut and shape, intelligent glass is used for renovations and to upgrade any space with a modern extension
Hotels Step Up Design of Lobbies & Rooms for Smarter Accommodations
Boutique hotels and their compact, cozy yet chic architectural design are growing in popularity, and so is the incorporation of smart glass as it fashions a fresh and contemporary style. Multiple panes of LCG® can be managed with one easy to use controller; when opaque, dimmed or tinted it is the perfect privacy solution for bathrooms, closets containing valuables, balcony doors and sleeping quarters. Smart glass partitions also make small rooms appear open and spacious, sophisticated and unique.
Switchable glass with PDLC technology and colored spectrum films in rooms and lobbies adds to modern design possibilities, positioning boutique and micro-hotels as leaders in architectural innovation.
As technology continues to advance, so will the demand for innovative architecture. In a growing urban society, micro-spaces are a brilliant choice when cutting edge solutions and clever designs are taken as the fundamental characteristic of the project.