Transparent, translucent, perforated
The modern guide to diaphanous building materials
Translucent materials offer the architect great design scope for a sensitive handling of light and an exciting interplay of indoor and outdoor space that would not be possible with clear glass. Different moods, evoked in the past with stained-glass windows, thinly cut stone slabs or stretched paper, are created in modern forms through the use of special types of glass, plastic sheets, membranes, perforated metal sheeting, etc.
- Information in compact form, with a comparison of glass, plastic sheeting, membranes and metal products – all in a single volume
- Technical properties: visual screening, protection against glare, thermal and acoustic insulation, fire protection, etc.
- New materials: details of when special approval is required for individual design solutions
- Information on manufacturers, grouped according to products
Frank Kaltenbach (ed.)
112 pp. with numerous drawings and photos
Paperback, 21 x 29.7 cm