Building Skins

ISBN-10: 3764376406
ISBN-13: 9783764376406
Edition: 2nd 2006
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Description: The external facades of a building are more than a protective mantle, or an intelligent skin regulating temperature and light, they also determine its very appearance. By unusual choices of materials and the use of complex technology, facades have  More...

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Book details

List price: $105.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Birkhauser Verlag GmbH
Publication date: 10/20/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 198
Size: 9.50" wide x 12.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.794
Language: English

The external facades of a building are more than a protective mantle, or an intelligent skin regulating temperature and light, they also determine its very appearance. By unusual choices of materials and the use of complex technology, facades have become increasingly significant in recent years. External surfaces are being perceived as an integral part of the building and are therefore being designed as such. This volume focuses on the wide-ranging aspects of facade design, from the selection and use of materials to the advanced technical possibilities now open to the architect. A wide array of carefully selected international examples show the theory in the practice. All plans, details, and large scale sections of the facades have been researched with the high degree of competence typical of the editorial staff from the review Detail. Expert authors provide the essential information needed to plan and design facades and elucidate on the latest developments in technology and materials.

Shell, skin, materials
Is it all "just" a facade? : the functional, energetic and structural aspects of the building skin
The building skin as heat- and power generator
Materials in the building skin - from material to construction
The architects

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