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This book provides a compendium of material properties, demonstrates several successful examples of bio-based materials' application in building facades, and offers ideas for new designs and novel solutions. It features a state-of-the-art review, addresses the latest trends in material selectio...

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Author / Creator:Sandak, Anna, author.
Imprint:Singapore : Springer Open, 2019.
Description:1 online resource (xv, 183 pages)
Language:English
Series:Environmental footprints and eco-design of products and processes, 2345-7651
Environmental footprints and eco-design of products and processes,
Subject:Facades.
Building materials.
Environmentally-friendly architecture & design.
Sustainability.
Materials science.
Building construction & materials.
Building materials.
Facades.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11851813
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Other authors / contributors:Sandak, Jakub, author.
Brzezicki, Marcin, author.
Kutnar, Andreja, author.
ISBN:9789811337475
9811337470
9789811337468
Notes:Includes bibliographical references.
Open access.
Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed March 11, 2019).
Summary:This book provides a compendium of material properties, demonstrates several successful examples of bio-based materials' application in building facades, and offers ideas for new designs and novel solutions. It features a state-of-the-art review, addresses the latest trends in material selection, assembling systems, and innovative functions of facades in detail. Selected case studies on buildings from diverse locations are subsequently presented to demonstrate the successful implementation of various biomaterial solutions, which defines unique architectural styles and building functions. The structures, morphologies and aesthetic impressions related to bio-based building facades are discussed from the perspective of art and innovation; essential factors influencing the performance of materials with respect to functionality and safety are also presented. Special emphasis is placed on assessing the performance of a given facade throughout the service life of a building, and after its end. The book not only provides an excellent source of technical and scientific information, but also contributes to public awareness by demonstrating the benefits to be gained from the proper use of bio-based materials in facades. As such, it will appeal to a broad audience including architects, engineers, designers and building contractors.
Standard no.:10.1007/978-981-13-3747-5