Facades, Building Envelopes and Systems

News

A new 290-bed public hospital recently open its doors in Solothurn, Switzerland
AB-AR and EVALAM VISUAL play a decisive role on the façades of this new business case with 7,300 square meters of laminated glass.
Tvitec’s large-scale solutions light up AstraZeneca’s magnificent Discovery Centre designed by Herzog & de Meuron.
Recently, Nanjing City Wall Museum, designed by Academician He Jingtang and the team of Architectural Design & Research Institute of SCUT, was opened for trial operation.
The aim of the ICSA conferences is to present research and developments on the merging of architecture and structural engineering.
In this first 2022 issue of SKINS, we pause to look back on 2021 through our most-read stories of the year, which we’ve recycled here in case you missed them (more original content coming in 2022!).
Dow to introduce the world’s first commercially available program for carbon-neutral silicones in building façades.
To kick off the new year, Glasstech Asia and PERAFI successfully held the 5th webinar of the series titled "Façade beyond Glass and Metal".
In 2021, Windows, Doors & Facades Event (WDF) and Gulf Glass took place alongside The Big 5, bringing the entire construction industry face to face again.
Saflex® and Vanceva® PVB interlayers featured in facade projects.
Earns top spot in Chemicals sector and #1 ranking in both Workers and Stakeholders & Governance categories versus industry peers
DO NOT MISS this great opportunity to be kept in the loop with the dynamic changes occurring in the fenestration industry!
480 participants at Rosenheim Window and Façade Conference are interesting getting the trends for 2022
You are invited to attend the upcoming Glasstech Asia x PERAFI Webinar on 20 January 2022, 2.30pm JKT (GMT+7).
Solarvolt™ BIPV and Solarban® R77 Glass by Vitro Architectural Glass Receive Architectural Record’s “Best Architectural Products of 2021” Awards.
Guardian SunGuard HP Neutral solar control glass was chosen for its combination of aesthetic qualities and performance.

Articles

I want you to think about your daily journey to work. Take a minute, visualize it – and then answer me this: How many glass surfaces did you see? Too many to remember?
Exploring Issues Of Compatibility For The Case Of Schaesberg Castle
Theoretical Study on a Highly Transparent Building Made with Long-Spanned TVT Portals Braced with Hybrid Glass-Steel Panels
Serrated building envelopes are a very eye-catching element of contemporary architecture. This type of façade in plan resembles the edges of a serrated blade, hence the name.
Research deals with the effect of using color in aesthetic taste of architectural interfaces as one of the most important problems affecting the architectural form.
An Initial Study Towards Optimized Structural Assessment of Glass Components
Constructions at exceptional locations are often challenging but worth one’s while. Extreme boundary conditions and sophisticated demands of the client have to be considered.
Unitised Façade System Designed with a Highly Transparent Façade of Low G-value Combined with Blast Requirements
For years and years research, development and discussions have been made on the safety of glass structures.
For nearly 50 years, glass has been used as structural elements in glass fin applications. These applications include interior and exterior projects, supporting facades, canopies, storefronts, curtain walls and skylights.
Post breakage strength of glass is still an unknown area as analytical models for this are inconclusive so far and thus destructive testing is the only reliable solution.
This article is dedicated to dynamic glazing in the façade. This is an update of the articles on smart products in the façade I and II published in March 2019 and May 2020.

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