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DETAIL Practice Glass in Building

Glass in buildings provides fascinating creative options. It has long been used as a transparent room partition. Nowadays, Glass safeguards against crashes, protects against explosions, repels armed attacks, and even carries system loads.

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


Verlag: Birkhäuser ISBN: 978-3-920034-24-9 Autoren: Kristina Härth, Silke Tasche, Stefan Unnewehr, Bernhard Weller Projektleitung: Steffi Lenzen Redaktion und Lektorat: Nicola Kollmann Erscheinungsjahr: 2009

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