Facades: Building Envelopes for the 21st Century


  • By Dirk U. Hindrichs (Editor), Winfried Heusler (Editor)
  • Hardcover: 568 pages
  • Publisher: Birkhauser; 3. erw. edition (19 March 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3764399597
  • ISBN-13: 978-3764399597
  • Product Dimensions: 24.8 x 4.4 x 33 cm

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The third edition of this highly successful book has been graphically redesigned as well as completely revised and expanded, with 220 new articles. It brings together facade solutions and ideas that are remarkable from various perspectives – city planning, architecture, technology, functionality. These qualities are attested by countless international structures and innovative plans by celebrated architects, which – organized on the basis of building typology – yield an overview of the technical possibilities of modern building envelopes: selected buildings by Albert Speer & Partner, WS Atkins & Partners, Toyo Ito, Murphy/Jahn, Riepel + Riepel, Richard Meier & Partners, Daniel Libeskind, Ingenhoven Overdiek, Gehry Partners, Yaser Darwish, BRT Architekten, Foster and Partners, Pysall_Ruge, Zaha Hadid, Ricardo Bofill, KSP Engel und Zimmermann, and FX Fowle.

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Intelligent surfaces and building skins – outstanding facades for the 21st century

About the Author

Dirk U. Hindrichs is a qualified industrial engineer. He has worked, among other things, as managing director of the Consumer Products Division of Kimberly Clark and as Vice President of Seagram’s Europe and Africa Division. Today he is the CEO of Schuco International KG in Bielefeld. Dipl.-Ing. Winfried Heusler completed his studies in mechanical engineering and then went on to work for a large metalworking company in Southern Germany as director of research and development as well as director of the aluminum facades division. Since 1998, he has been the Chief Technical Officer (CTO) of Schuco International KG in Bielefeld.