As a designer or architect, there are a multitude of issues to consider when creating an office environment. While it’s popular now to use glass office fronts, this is definitely a case where form follows function. In our work with design firms around the world, we’ve found several advantages to using glass as part of the office configuration and we’d like to share those with you.
7 Advantages of Installing Glass Office Fronts
- Reduce Remodeling Cost and Time
Installing glass partitions and sliding doors is a clean and quick alternative for the distribution of space. In both new builds and renovations, a comprehensive study plan is drawn up to fit all the pieces before any work is done. Then the partitions and doors are installed on rail and track systems, which can be redistributed as needed at a later date. Watch this video to learn more about the installation of frameless glass interior walls.
- Add or Remove Offices as Needed
Another advantage is that at any time you can add or remove offices as needed. Glass wall systems such as Panoramic allow you to restructure office spaces with greater flexibility, maximizing space.
- Integrate Additional Elements
Glass office fronts offer endless possibilities for integrating storage units, shelves and even curtains. Whether you need a library, supply closet or conference room, the elements exist to create just the space you require.
- Create Harmony and Visual Clarity
At The IDOM Group in Bilbao, Spain, one of the most important goals of the project was to achieve a wide, open-plan working space, offering communication options inside and across offices. In this way, offices with glass wall partitions offer a harmonious and visually clean workspace, creating a work environment that helps employees be more productive.
- Dampen Sound Where Needed
Glass office fronts have gotten a bad rap, acoustically. But over the years, soundproofing has evolved to improve acoustics, and now soundproof enclosures are available for meeting rooms, conference rooms, training rooms and executive offices.
- Use Vinyl for Branding and Privacy
Vinyl decals can be customized for glass partitions. Whether you’re using your corporate logo, motivational phrases or even an etched effect for privacy, glass office fronts give you the flexibility you need to make the space fit your needs, visually.
- Optimize the Light
At the San Diego National Wildlife Refuge, light optimization was integral to the office design. In that project, the use of Rollglass partition walls and sliding doors offered a clean, crisp, contemporary visual that also provided transparency, views, and plenty of natural light.
Glass creates a friendly atmosphere that is clean and open, and maximizes light. The use of natural light over artificial has been shown to:
- Increase well-being
- Improve productivity
- Save energy
- Lessen environmental impacts
From productivity to communication to aesthetics, getting the design right is vital not just to satisfying the client now but in helping them remain productive and happy in their space for years to come. Glass office fronts, including glass partition walls and sliding doors, can play an integral role in doing just that.
ABOUT KLEIN USA
Klein USA, Inc. is a leading provider of commercial glass office fronts that can be used in both commercial and residential properties. Are you looking for an innovative and unique design style for your office? Contact us today to learn more about the modern glass systems that can create clean, beautiful design elements in your office.
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