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    Transparency and reflections

    ME n.70, June/July 2006

    Transparency is certainly aspiration of contemporary architecture to see beyond, to see through, in perspective, but it is now just one of the many semblances that the glass can take. It is obvious that the aesthetic quality of the transparent diaphragms not only depends on the perfect clearness of sheets, but above all by the reflections that make them visible. Glass surfaces enrich the sensory perception of space while maintaining a sense of simplicity, readability, clarity. And many contemporary architectures would be completely inconsistent without the more or less diaphanous glass skin.