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Author Wurm, Jan.

Title Glass structures : design and construction of self-supporting skins / Jan Wurm ; [translation from German into English, Raymond Peat and Elizabeth Schwaiger]
Published Basel : Boston : Birkha·user, [2007]
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Description 1 online resource
Series Springerlink Architecture and Design
Springerlink Architecture and Design
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Spans of glass : From leafy arbour to climate skin: the search for paradise ; The glass roof: form, function and construction -- 3. Flat glass as a construction material : Properties of glass ; Basic glass: float glass, rolled glass and drawn glass ; The mechanical processing of glass: cutting, drilling and grinding ; The thermal treatment of glass: tempering, enamelling, bending and surface texturing ; Layering and bonding of panes: laminated glass and laminated safety glass -- Coating the panes and sealing the edges: insulating glass -- 4. Design and connections : Designing with glass ; The use of glass panes in building skins ; The use of glass plates and beams in structures -- 5. Functional requirements : Overview ; Specific requirements for building skin geometries -- 6. Glass structures : Forms of load-bearing structures in flat glass ; Design and construction parameters ; Load-bearing glass structures -- 7. Projects : Background of recent developments ; The glass courtyard: planar load-bearing systems ; The glass band: curved load-bearing systems ; The glass core: double-curved load-bearing systems -- 9. Outlook
Notes This electronic book is available on the WWW as part of Springerlink
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 250-253)
Notes Mode of access: WWW
System requirements: Internet access; Web browser; Adobe Acrobat Reader
In Springerlink
Subject Glass construction.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 3764383178