There is no doubt that glass is an essential component of building facades, and it's very good at doing certain things, such as letting daylight and solar radiation in and keeping wind and rain out.

However, conventional glass performs terribly when it comes to controlling heat gain and loss and keeping bodies comfortable against temperature extremes. But we solved all those issues when we invented ‘smart glass’ right? Surely, our glass box skyscrapers wouldn’t be tenable unless those issues were a thing of the past….