Bio-based Building Skin

by Anna Sandak, Jakub Sandak, Marcin Brzezicki, Andreja Kutnar

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Book Description


This book provides a compendium of material properties, demonstrates several successful examples of bio-based materials' application in building facades, and offers ideas for new designs and novel solutions. It features a state-of-the-art review, addresses the latest trends in material selection, assembling systems, and innovative functions of facades in detail. Selected case studies on buildings from diverse locations are subsequently presented to demonstrate the successful implementation of various biomaterial solutions, which defines unique architectural styles and building functions. The structures, morphologies and aesthetic impressions related to bio-based building facades are discussed from the perspective of art and innovation; essential factors influencing the performance of materials with respect to functionality and safety are also presented. Special emphasis is placed on assessing the performance of a given facade throughout the service life of a building, and after its end. The book not only provides an excellent source of technical and scientific information, but also contributes to public awareness by demonstrating the benefits to be gained from the proper use of bio-based materials in facades. As such, it will appeal to a broad audience including architects, engineers, designers and building contractors.

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY). You can download Bio-based Building Skin ebook for free in PDF format (17.2 MB).

Book Details

Subject
Engineering and Technology
Publisher
Springer
Published
2019
Pages
193
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9789811337468
ISBN10
9811337462
ISBN13 Digital
9789811337475
ISBN10 Digital
9811337470
PDF Size
17.2 MB
License
CC BY

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