Building Envelopes: An Integrated Approach

Building Envelopes: An Integrated Approach

by Jenny Lovel
     
 

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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… See more details below

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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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ISBN-13:
9781616892128
Publisher:
Princeton Architectural Press
Publication date:
07/02/2013
Series:
Architecture Briefs
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
144
File size:
48 MB
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