Architectural Aspect of Structural Design of Glass Facades/Glass Skin Applications
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The objective of the work is to study the different solutions of the design and construction of structural glass facades. In the paper different forms, assembling and connection types of structural glass facades are discussed. On the basis of analyses of the geometry of different shapes, position of facade surface, structural facade functions and supporting system, the general classification of form types is given. According to number of layers, a ventilation and connection option, the clear idea of the assembling types is achieved. Based on form types, structural system concept and stability is analyzed. The diversity of combinations of structural glass components is the potential for different options of facade transparency and building appearance.
Keywords:Assembly types / Facades / Form types / Structural glass / Structural system concept and stability
Source:Challenging glass 3, 2012, 891-900
- IOS Press