The façade technology of the 20th century is related to the dissolution of the massive wall into a separation of structure and façade. Looking at the development of façade technology now, 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, the peak of optimization has been reached. Understanding façades or better envelopes as part of an integral building, we have to see that creating the future envelope has to be done on a 'network' basis: employing systems - but also methods of thinking - which provide the possibility to develop different aspects simultaneously and combine them, as required. Imagine Façades comprises various topics of strategic, material and technological developments. Aspects such as function integration, networking of elements, new structures and materials and lastly the addition of functions to existing structures will be investigated and explained in 100 or so concrete ideas.
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Deflateables ISBN 978 90 6450 657 4
Performance Driven Envelopes ISBN 978 90 6450 675 8
Rapids ISBN 978 90 6450 676 5