Facades: Design, Construction & Technology


  • By Lara Menzel  (Author)
  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson (2 April 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9783037681107
  • ISBN-13: 9783037681107

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The facade is the skin of a house. It forms the boundary between interior and exterior, between form and function, between user and pedestrian. In addition to aspects of function, construction, design and urban space, increasingly sustainability parameters are gaining importance. So facade design, construction and technology are assuming a greater significance in the building industry today. This volume provides an overview of the entire spectrum and presents the great creativity and technical gamut of current facade types. The projects from around the world show in each instance how the relationship of interior and exterior must be defined, designed and implemented. Special emphasis is placed in the presentation on revealing photographs, technical specifications and detail drawings.