Glass reflects humanity. No other material resonates with us
so instantly. Its beauty, subtlety and flexibility inspire spectacular
forms that make places memorable, and give them warmth,
confidence, even soul.
But it has an uneasy relationship with the environment, leaving
architects today with a responsibility to reconcile beauty with
energy efficiency and wellbeing.
Here are our top ten pointers for designers striving to reach
the optimum balance of light and shade.