Building Skins - Concepts, Layers, Materials, In Detail-New enlarged edition

Tekijät: Schittich, Christian; ed.
Kustantaja: Birkhäuser Verlag
Julkaistu: 2006
Kielet: englanti
Sivumäärä: 198
Tuotelaji: Kirjat
Sarja: In Detail
ISBN: 3-7643-7640-6
83 € (sis. alv)


The exterior of a building is largely the visible mark of a structure. It links outer and inner spaces, protects against the effects of weather, and certainly promotes lowering of a building’s energy needs. More than ever, the exterior is becoming the testing ground for novel applications of new materials – especially esthetic surfaces. These days, the diversity of demands placed on the exterior by far surpasses the requirements covering other building elements. The design of an exterior has become a complex challenge.
We addressed this challenge in the second enlarged edition of In Detail Building Exteriors. The volume delves into a multitude of innovative projects covering a span of exceptional exteriors to intelligently optimized facades, a catalog of materials lists current products and their applications, and technical experts clearly describe and illustrate the potential of energy-efficient exteriors. Packed with information indispensable for designers and architects alike, this new edition is sure to become the reference book on building exteriors.