Glass Fibre Reinforced Materials

Glass Fibre Reinforcement is the technology that enables expressions hitherto not possible with reinforced concrete, by replacing steel bars with alkali-resistant glass fibres. Besides concrete, plastics and gypsum can also be reinforced, allowing for materials to be made lighter, and making possible new design expressions.
  • GRC


    GRC is short for glass-fibre reinforced concrete, cement or cement mortar that has been reinforced with alkali-resistant glass fibres. It is a composite material made from inorganic cement, which is inferior in its tensile strength and toughness, and glass fibre, which complements wth it superior tensile qualities. Reinforcement with glass fibres allow concrete to retain its strength, whilst being highly designable, lightweight, and resistant to salt damage.
  • GRG


    GRG is short for glass-fibre reinforced gypsum, a gypsum product that has been reinforced with glass fibres, giving it vastly improved tensile, flexural, shearing strength, and impact resistance. The main component, gypsum, comes in a powder form. As no aggregate is required, much finer design expressions compared to GRC are achievable, and thsu GRG is suitable for intricate interior design elements.
  • FRP


    FRP is short for fibre-reinforced plastics, an unsaturated polyester resin reinforced with glass fibres. It is suited for projects which require fine designs, such as symbolic structures, amusement facilities, and wedding venues.


Glass is transparent, strong, resilient to deterioration. It is easily produced and versatile. It is one of the defining materials of modern architecture, the others being concrete and steel. The use of glass in facades is also evolving every day.
  • 3D Bent Glass

    3D Bent Glass

    Domestic production in Japan of 3D Bent Glass is limited in scale, thus large sizes are occasionally manufactured overseas. Precision is extremely important when laminating 3D Bent Glass, making process management of the production facility vital.
  • 2D Bent Glass

    2D Bent Glass

    Two-dimensional bent glass makes possible new expressions which were hitherto not possible with normal flat glass. Through the strategic combination of two-dimensional bending, three-dimensional forms can be achieved.
  • Ceramic Printed Glass

    Ceramic Printed Glass

    Ceramic dyes are printed onto float glass through a silkscreen process, and stabilised with heat treatment. In addition to increasing designability, the heat treatment when stabilising the dye gives a similar property to strengthened glass.
  • Heat-Formed Glass

    Heat-Formed Glass

    Heating glass panel on a metal mould, and gradually decreasing the kiln temperature at the point where convex and concave shapes form uses technology usually applied to molten glass and curve glass, making it possible to give the glass an expressivity of its own.
  • Glass Brick

    Glass Brick

    Glass-formed bricks have an artisan feel, and with its wavy appearance, greatly changes the texture of the light and air it absorbs.
  • Chemically Strengthened Glass

    Chemically Strengthened Glass

    Architectural-grade chemically strengthened glass is a kind of strengthened glass which has compressive stress on its surface. It has the following characteristics. Firstly, it is not susceptible to spontaneous breakage, as the tensile stress within the glass is small. Secondly, it has strong mechanical properties, and can be made light and thin. Thirdly, as it is treated at low temperatures, it has the same smoothness as float glass, with no optical or refractive distortions. Fourthly, it has a scratch-resistant surface with a high surface hardness.


Metal building exteriors include diverse materials such as steel, aluminum, and cast iron, and is a field with a range of expressions. In recent years, the trend has been to divide the functions of the building exterior; the basic function of shelter from wind and rain belong to the exterior wall, and the design intent and sunshading function are performed by another layer. Here, we introduce new means of realising design intents in metal.
  • Cast Aluminum

    Cast Aluminum

    Cast Aluminum is a product made from pouring molten aluminum into moulds made from materials such as sand. The melting and pouring process allows the formation of complex shapes and patterns.
  • Expanded Metal

    Expanded Metal

    Expanded Metal is made when sheet metal is rolled out by a press machine while perforations are made in a zigzag fashion. The mesh-shaped metal sheet with rhombus-shaped perforations conveys an impression of lightness.
  • Aluminum Louvres

    Aluminum Louvres

    Louvres are made when slats are assembled on a frame with spaces in between. Besides functional purposes such as concealing aircon compressor units, sunshading, and blocking out the wind, louvres fulfill an aesthetic purpose. It does not easily become dirty, and aluminum tends to be used due to its durability.
  • Metal Fabric

    Metal Fabric

    The mesh cloaks the building as it were a piece of clothing. Not only does it provide shade and shelter from wind and rain, it also functions to prevent things drom falling out of the building.

New Truss Wall

The new truss wall method refers to a method of construction that gives shape to 3D curves and complex irregular surfaces using reinforced concrete structures.
  • 3D RC Structures

    3D RC Structures

    The new truss wall method is a 3D RC building method which makes possible the production of RC structures with 3D curves and complex irregular surfaces in a short timeframe, hitherto difficult with conventional steel and mould methods. The structurally analysed steel beams are unitised as steel trusses in the production plant. This shortens the work schedule at the construction site, so it is possible to handle projects sich as 200m wide domes and complex monumental structures.


Ceramics refer to all fired products with clay as its main ingredient. Not only are ceramics weather-resistant, they have a texture making “natural expressions” possible.
  • Large-Scale Ceramic Panels

    Large-Scale Ceramic Panels

    A ceramic panel or tile is a kiln-fired thin panel, which whilst highly designable with a wide range of colours and textures, is more susceptible to breakage the thinner and larger it is. At AGB, together with an Italian manufacturer, we have solved this problem, by unitising large-sized panels of up to 1200mm x 2500mm with GRC. Large-Scale Ceramic Panels. Extra-Large Tiles. Conventionally, large-sized panels were available up to 600mm x 600mm; the large-sized tile we developed on the other hand are up to 1200mm x 2500mm. The tile was developed with a view to safety, such that the tile would not fall off even if it sustained damage. Testing was from all angles. Durability, strength, the GRC-tile metal grips, the clips when setting the GRC, and the integrity of the unitisation were all tested for.
  • Ceramic Louvres

    Ceramic Louvres

    Expansion and contraction due to fluctuations in temperature are extremely small, and there is minimal wear-and-tear and degradation even in harsh external environments. The pottery-like texture enhances the high-class feel of the façade,


In creating new exteriors for urban environments, there is increasing emphasis on lighting designs which complement the general design intent.
  • Specialised Exterior LED

    Specialised Exterior LED

    Lighting designs which add value to the design are become increasingy important elements of facades. Lighting is designed with multiple points in mind, such as ease-of-maintenance, safety, and functionality under all circumstances, according to the designer’s intended image.




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