Facades: imagine Series (01)
Rotterdam: 010 Publishers, 2008, 1. Aufl., 128 pages, m. Abb. / illustr., 23,8 x 16,8, Broschur / Softc over. (9789064506567) - / (Sehr gut erhalten - vermutlich ungelesen / in very good condition)
Published in Coop. with: Delft University, Fac. of Architectur. / Eds. Ulrich Knaack et al / Looking at the development of façade technology, after 60 years of curtain wall systems, 30 years of element-façade systems and ten years of experience with the integration of environmental services in double façades, it is clear that the peak of optimization has been reached. No further technical developments can be expected by continuing to apply extra layers for each additional technical function. By understanding façades (or envelopes) as part of an integral building, we can see that creating the future envelope has to be done on a 'network' basis: employing systems and methods of thinking that provide the possibility to develop different aspects simultaneously, and to combine them as required.