Edition: 2nd 2006
List price: $105.00
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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 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.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $105.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Birkhauser Verlag GmbH
Publication date: 10/20/2006
Size: 9.50" wide x 12.00" long x 1.00" tall
|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|