AGC to Unveil Sound-generating Glass at Milan Design Week 2018

AGC Asahi Glass announced today that they will debut their sound-generating glass to the world during Milan Design Week 2018, which is held from April 17 to 22 in Milan, Italy. Sound-generating glass, which is currently under development at AGC, is designed with a special intermediary layer that mitigates the inherent resonance characteristics of glass. This makes it possible to produce clear, steady sounds ranging from high to low, throughout the spectrum of audio frequencies. AGC’s sound-generating glass is a new type of laminated glass with a special intermediary layer sandwiched between two glass layers. This mitigates the inherent resonance characteristics of glass to enable production of clear, steady sounds over a wide range of audio frequencies, from high to low.

AGC worked with up-and-coming architect Motosuke Mandai as a creative partner to make Milan Design Week 2018’s “soundscape” experience-style glass-space installation. The company created this new material as part of efforts to achieve high-quality sound production with glass as a medium—a material that is used in building construction, furniture and many other applications. AGC uses sound-generating glass to pursue new possibilities through the building of auditory spaces known as soundscapes.

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