DETAIL Practice: Glass in Building

Stefan Unnewehr

BuchtitelPublished on 21.09.2009

Following the successful introduction of the German version „Konstruktiver Glasbau“ in November 2008, its English edition within the popular series „DETAIL Practice“ is ready to be published at the end of September 2009. 3500 copies will address the international public of both professional architects and students.

About the book
Glass in buildings provides designers with fascinating creative options. It has long been used as a transparent room partition, but it can of course be so much more: Glass safeguards against crashes, protects against explosions, repels armed attacks, creates accessible areas on roofs, in stairwells and galleries, and even carries the system load within a structure. In combination with numerous finishing methods and coatings, glass also fulfils high structural requirements. This volume provides a compact, clear and descriptive overview of the basic principles governing the appropriate structural use of this ambivalent building material. The limits to its design uses are set by physics and the law: This book therefore also addresses the characteristic values of the base and finishing products as well as the building regulations. The theoretical section is completed with a selection of superbly executed projects.

  • Glass products
  • Building with glass
  • Glass as a load-bearing structure
  • Noise / fire / heat protection
  • Designing with glass
  • Construction law
  • Selected project examples

You can browse through the free online extract.

Detail Practice
Glass in Building
Principles, Applications, Examples

Bernhard Weller, Kristina Härth, Silke Tasche, Stefan Unnewehr
(TU Dresden, Institute of Building Construction)
NEW 21.09.2009
112 p. 170 illustrations, 70 in colour
Size 21 x 29.7 cm
ISBN 978-3-0346-0132-0
Birkhäuser and jointly published with Edition Detail
approx. 34,50 EUR

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