G-Smatt Glass with LEDs turns buildings into media screens

  • 2 Feb 2015

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Turning buildings into media screens

G-Smatt Glass for 2014 Seoul Lantern Festival

G-Smatt Glass is thought to be the world’s first ever electronic building material capable of turning buildings into media screens that provide fun, interactive ‘architainment’ (Architectural Entertainment) space and much more.

Chris Davis from Kommerling: “When used on a large scale as an active media façade on buildings this glass has a jaw dropping effect that delivers a real ‘wow’ factor.  It will turn the building into an instant landmark and a point of focus.  Not only suitable as a media façade, G-Glass is also appropriate for all kinds of architectural applications including windows, curtain wall, partitions, balustrades, floors, interior design, escalators, in short wherever flat glass is used. It has the potential to turn a passive, thermally insulating screen into a revenue stream.”

G-Smatt Glass for H Town Café and Concert Hall

Kommerling’s expertise in architectural grade sealants and adhesives helped it to develop this product, which also offers low electricity consumption and good insulation qualities, both important for today’s architects. 

Development work started in April 2013 and has taken place in G-SMATT’s facilities in South Korea and Kommerling’s own research and development facilities in Pirmasens, Germany.  The secret behind this product is stripping a metalised coating to facilitate the correct mapping that co-ordinates and synchronises the power and programmes.

Sewon Hwang, from G-SMATT: “The market for G-Glass is rapidly expanding and is has already been successfully installed in Shanghai Stock Exchange (Shanghai) and Gangnam Finance Center (Seoul).  It is now being specified for the designs of numerous landmark architectural projects across the world”.

Link to see a selection of videos showing the glass in use   


Established in 2006 and solely committed to developing and manufacturing G-Glass.  It has secured numerous international patents and has constructed a state of the art manufacturing facility fitted with the latest laser etching and SMT LED mount technology, an approach which is normally used in the semi-conductor industry.

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