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Building Envelopes: An Integrated Approach

Science and Technics


by
Jenny Lovel

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 144 pages

File size: 45.5 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

Few parts of a building work harder than its envelope (also known as its facade). The envelope is the part of the building most visible from the outside–so it should be visually appealing–but it can also have the biggest effect on the well-being and safety of its occupants–so the envelope should be help heat and cool the building, allow light into it, and provide necessary structure. Too often, a building’s envelope is more aesthetically striking than functional, or vice versa. A great building envelope, though, architecturally integrates all of its elements.

Few parts of a building work harder than its envelope (also known as its facade). The envelope is the part of the building most visible from the outside–so it should be visually appealing–but it can also have the biggest effect on the well-being and safety of its occupants–so the envelope should be help heat and cool the building, allow light into it, and provide necessary structure. Too often, a building’s envelope is more aesthetically striking than functional,… (more)

Few parts of a building work harder than its envelope (also known as its facade). The envelope is the part of the building most visible from the outside–so it should be visually appealing–but it can also have the biggest effect on the well-being and safety of its occupants–so the envelope should be help heat and cool the building, allow light into it, and provide necessary structure. Too often, a building’s envelope is more aesthetically striking than functional, or vice versa. A great building envelope, though, architecturally integrates all of its elements.

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