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Facades: Principles of Construction

Author/EditorKnaack, Ulrich (Author)
Klein, Tillmann (Author)
Bilow, Marcel (Author)
Auer, Thomas (Author)
Publisher: Birkhauser
ISBN: 9783038210443
Pub Date15/09/2014
BindingHardback
Pages135
Edition2., rev. ed.
Dimensions (mm)270(h) * 210(w)
Demonstrates the principles of facade construction. Guidelines are suggested for good detailing. This book describes the installation procedures for the most common materials - glass, wood, steel, concrete, and aluminum.
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Introduction to building facades as revised edition

Facades determine the appearance of a building. Hence, they constitute a major element in architecture. At the same time, the building's envelope has important functions to fulfil, such as lighting, weatherproofing, thermal insulation, load transfer and sound insulation. Over the past 15 years, facades have become increasingly complex - `intelligent' facades, for instance, adapt to changing climate and lighting conditions. Newly developed materials and technologies have broadened the scope of facade functions.
This book demonstrates the principles of facade construction. It systematically describes the most common types, such as post-and-beam facade, curtain wall, corridor facade or double facade, and provides guidelines for appropriate detailing. Numerous drawings made especially for the book explain the principles of different types of facades, which are then illustrated with built examples. For this second edition, all chapters were revised and all four examples in the case studies chapter were replaced by new material. The new chapter "Future Facades" offers insights into what's next.

Introduction to building facades as revised edition

Facades determine the appearance of a building. Hence, they constitute a major element in architecture. At the same time, the building's envelope has important functions to fulfil, such as lighting, weatherproofing, thermal insulation, load transfer and sound insulation. Over the past 15 years, facades have become increasingly complex - `intelligent' facades, for instance, adapt to changing climate and lighting conditions. Newly developed materials and technologies have broadened the scope of facade functions.
This book demonstrates the principles of facade construction. It systematically describes the most common types, such as post-and-beam facade, curtain wall, corridor facade or double facade, and provides guidelines for appropriate detailing. Numerous drawings made especially for the book explain the principles of different types of facades, which are then illustrated with built examples. For this second edition, all chapters were revised and all four examples in the case studies chapter were replaced by new material. The new chapter "Future Facades" offers insights into what's next.

Prof. Ulrich Knaack, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands and TU Darmstadt

1 Introduction 2 From Wall to Facade Solid wall construction Warm facade, cold facade Openings in solid wall construction Bridging the gap Single glazing Box window Insulated glazing Walls with skeletal structure Half-timbered construction Platform and balloon framing Resolution of the wall into loadbearing structure and facade Post-and-beam facade Post facade Beam facade Curtain wall System facade Double facades Second-skin facade Box-window facade Shaft-box facade Alternating facade Integrated facade 3 Principles of Construction Areas of construction Facade bearing structures and load transfer Grid and positioning of the facade within the building Systems used in facade construction Post-and-beam construction Unit system facade Designing with systems Openings in facade constructions Hardware Windows Assembly Detailing and Tolerances Building grid and positioning of components Combination of functions Detailing principles Layering of details Examples of detail development Masonry cladding Post-and-beam facade Unit system facade Parapet Plinth unit Joints Tolerances 5 Climate and Energy Facade as interface to the exterior User comfort Thermal requirements Visual requirements Hygienic requirements Acoustic requirements Regulating the comfort level with the facade Ventilation Heating Cooling Sun and glare protection Light-directing systems Adaptive Facades Sun Light Heat Greenhouse effect History of adaptive facades Collector facade Trombe wall Transparent heat insulation Exhaust-air facade Double facade Box-window facade Shaft-box facade Corridor facade Second-skin facade Alternating facade Integrated facade 7 Case Studies Unit system facade: Debitel Headquarters, Stuttgart Solid concrete facade: Zollverein School of Management and Design, Essen Free-form metal facade: Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao Timber-frame structure with multiple cladding: Hageneiland Housing, Ypenburg 8 A Look Into the Future The forces driving new developments Materials and technology Technology transfer Nano coatings Adhesive materials technology Smart materials Production and assembly Free-form facades Modular construction Composite building materials Generative manufacturing methods Computer technology Evaluation strategies Facade functionality Design tools The integrated envelope Appendix Authors Selected Bibliography Index Illustration Credits

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