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Materials, Sensuality, Esthetics – the emotional facets of an exterior.


Materials, Sensuality, Esthetics – the emotional facets of an exterior
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 Skins”. 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.

* Material catalog with new products
* Exceptional exteriors in detail
* Energy-efficient exteriors described by technical experts

Christian Schittich (ed.)

Reprint 2008 of the 2nd enlarged edition October 2006
200 pages with numerous drawings and photos
Bound, with dust jacket 23 x 29.7 cm
ISBN 978-3-7643-7640-6