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Explore the digital depths of glass.
With StoVentec.

Imagine incorporating striking 3-D effects, together with bespoke sizes, shapes and colours, to create a completely new vision in glass…with StoVentec Glass rainscreen, you can.

Visit the Glass Chain by Space Popular, an installation that showcases StoVentec glass rainscreen.
  #TheGlassChain

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A utopian future in glass
In the 1920s, the leading architects of the day exchanged the famous Crystal Chain letters which discussed the fantastic possibilities of using glass in architecture. Now, thanks to StoVentec Glass, such possibilities become reality – to create a new future in glass.

This unique glass rainscreen system combines ground-breaking design versatility and phenomenal strength with the ability to digitally screen print on each panel, so you can create bright, colourful buildings with fluid, imaginative appearances, both inside and out. Create the next link in the chain, and push the boundaries of glass like never before.

The vision to create
tomorrow's masterpieces

Glass. It’s become synonymous with global commerce and corporate architecture, in the canyons of business districts across the world. But it’s capable of so much more.

In the early 20th century, Europe’s finest architects saw glass as an incredible new material. Now, thanks to StoVentec Glass rainscreen, you can explore the full possibilities of building a brighter future in glass.

With StoVentec you can push traditional design boundaries, creating imaginative, colourful spaces, inside or out. You can create anything from bold, energising environments to rich, interesting and dimensional forms releasing glass from its modernist confines.

Share our inspiration

We have a vision for glass in the future – just like the architects behind the famous Crystal Chain letters…share your views on glass at #TheGlassChain

The Glass Chain

The Glass Chain

Inspiring architects — and Sto — for over 100 years

The year is 1919. In the brave new world following the Great War, glass is seen as an exciting new building material, opening up a myriad of possibilities. So much so, it inspired a group of leading German architects, led by Bruno Taut and including luminaries such as Gropius, Brückman, Göttel and the Luckhardt brothers, to create a ‘utopian correspondence’ — a chain of letters outlining their fantastic ideas.

Known as the Glass or Crystal Chain, the letters acted as a forum for their utopian vision of a future in glass, with sketches of organic glass follies and colourful crystal cathedrals — a vision that was never realised.

Today, glass has become a largely functional element in building – but Sto, with the help of exciting young architectural practice Space Popular, have created the ‘Glass Chain’ installation at the Werkstatt featuring StoVentec Glass rainscreen. The project explores colour, form and scale with a kaleidoscopic glass construction that enhances, alters and questions human perception of space ­— ultimately to inspire architects to be adventurous with glass once more.

The Glass Chain

Inspiring architects — and Sto — for over 100 years

The year is 1919. In the brave new world following the Great War, glass is seen as an exciting new building material, opening up a myriad of possibilities. So much so, it inspired a group of leading German architects, led by Bruno Taut and including luminaries such as Gropius, Brückman, Göttel and the Luckhardt brothers, to create a ‘utopian correspondence’ — a chain of letters outlining their fantastic ideas.

Known as the Glass or Crystal Chain, the letters acted as a forum for their utopian vision of a future in glass, with sketches of organic glass follies and colourful crystal cathedrals — a vision that was never realised.

Today, glass has become a largely functional element in building – but Sto, with the help of exciting young architectural practice Space Popular, have created the ‘Glass Chain’ installation at the Werkstatt featuring StoVentec Glass rainscreen. The project explores colour, form and scale with a kaleidoscopic glass construction that enhances, alters and questions human perception of space ­— ultimately to inspire architects to be adventurous with glass once more.

The Glass Chain

Technically, StoVentec glass is equally inspiring

A stainless steel and aluminium sub-construction with bespoke composite panels
means StoVentec Glass Rainscreen can even withstand blast tests.

See the beauty of StoVentec
glass rainscreen for yourself

See the possibilities of StoVentec Glass in the Glass Chain installation designed by Space Popular at:

Sto Werkstatt

Until September 29th 2017

Go to Werkstatt
See the beauty of Stoventec Glass Rainscreen for yourself

See StoVentec in action

Get in touch


Sto Ltd.
2 Gordon Avenue
Hillington Park
Glasgow G52 4TG
Tel: + 44 141 892 8000
Fax: + 44 141 404 9001
marketing.uk@sto.com
www.sto.co.uk