Authors : Knaack, Klein, Bilow, Auer
Available in: English, German, Dutch
Façades 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, façades have become increasingly complex – ‘intelligent’ facades, for instance, adapt to changing climate and lighting conditions. This book demonstrates the principles of façade construction and provides guidelines for appropriate detailing.
It systematically describes the most common types, such as post-and-beam façade, curtain wall, corridor façade or double façade. Numerous drawings made especially for the book explain the principles of different types of facades, which are then illustrated with built examples.