December 1, 2006
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.
174 p., 24 x 30 cm