Glass blocks are not only used as window replacements and shower screens, they are an outstanding product for vertical and horizontal construction. Glass blocks have been used since the early 1900s in celebrated architecture such as the 1914 Glass Pavilion in Cologne, by Taut and the 1932 House of Glass in Paris, by Chareau and Bijvoet. In recent times, the large monochrome glass block surfaces designed by Renzo Piano (Maison Hermes, Tokyo 2001) and Rafael Moneo (Deusto Library, Spain 2008) are but a couple of examples of the creativity of architects and the innovation of the glass block to meet the criteria of diverse projects around the world.
Have a look at our featured international projects with glass blocks. We hope they will inspire you to include glass blocks in your next design or construction.