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Structural Glass Facades and Enclosures

Structural Glass Facades and Enclosures

Mic Patterson

ISBN: 978-0-470-95053-1

May 2011

304 pages

$90.00

Description

A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO STRUCTURAL GLASS FACADES FOR ARCHITECTS, ENGINEERS, AND BUILDERS

Once an experimental building form, structural glass facades have matured into a fully robust technology. Structural Glass Facades and Enclosures documents, defines, and categorizes the current state of the art in long-span glass facade design and construction, with a focus on structural systems, glass cladding options, and implementation strategies for innovative design. A comparative analysis of these various systems is included, along with designs and design practices for enhancing transparency; engineering issues; material, process, and fabrication considerations; installation means and methods; and project delivery strategies for implementing innovative building technology in today's construction marketplace. The reader will find information here that is not available together in any single resource, including:

  • Structural system types and design options, with integrated glass system options and their application on each of the structural types
  • An in-depth discussion of design, fabrication, and installation issues relative to each system type, accompanied by illustrations and photographs
  • A discussion of the challenges of implementing innovative design and technology in the construction industry, and operational practices to improve the probability of success
  • A series of in-depth case studies documenting representative samples of stunning built works that employ the technology and design principles identified in the book

Structural Glass Facades and Enclosures provides expert content for putting cutting-edge technology into real-life practice, creating new potential for fresh applications embracing both aesthetic and performance solutions, and for the adoption of the technology by architects, builders, and facade practitioners.

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Preface.

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

1 Context: Glass and Structure.

2 Glass and Glazing Systems.

3 Linear Structural Systems.

4 Space Structures and Gridshells.

5 Cable Structures.

6 Glass as a Structural Material.

7 LA Live Tower.

Podium Facades Los Angeles, California.

8 Suvarnabhumi Bangkok.

International Airport (SBIA).

Main Terminal Building (MTB) Facade Bangkok, Thailand.

9 Eli and Edythe Broad Stage.

Santa Monica, California.

10 300 New Jersey Avenue.

(51 Louisiana Avenue) Atrium Enclosure Washington, D.C.

11 Vivian and Seymour Milstein Family Heart Center.

New York Presbyterian Hospital New York City.

12 Strasbourg Railway Station Multimodal Hub.

Strasbourg, France.

13 Eli and Edythe Broad CIRM Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research.

Los Angeles, California.

14 Richard J. Klarcheck Information Commons, Loyola University.

Chicago, Illinois.

15 Newseum.

Cable Mullion Facade Washington, D.C.

16 Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center.

New York City.

17 TKTS Booth and Revitalization of Father Duffy Square.

The Glass Grandstand New York City.

Endnotes.

Figure Credits.

Index.