Designing the Exterior Wall: An Architectural Guide to the Vertical Envelope

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Wiley, Jun 20, 2005 - Architecture - 400 pages
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By presenting the basics of building science along with a prescribed set of details, Designing the Exterior Wall helps you understand why buildings fail and how they can be made more durable through design. Author Linda Brock connects the science and aesthetics of building envelopes through the examination of a variety of construction and cladding types. She features details from real world projects in a variety of climates, successful and unsuccessful case studies, and checklists you can use on your own projects.
  • Helps you reduce your liability by showing why building envelopes fail and how they can be designed to endure.
  • Moves from theory to actual construction by including hundreds of building envelope details from a broad array of projects and climates.
  • Integrates numerous contemporary case studies, including Frank Gehry's Experiential Music Center in Seattle (thin skins), Renzo Piano's Rue de Meaux housing in Paris (terra cotta cladding), and Mario Botta's San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (prefabricated brick panels).

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Contents

Water Barriers and Flashings
25
Sealant Joints
71
DETAILING FOR DURABILITY
88
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About the author (2005)

LINDA BROCK, a registered architect in the United States and Canada, is an associate professor directing the building technology program in the School of Architecture at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. She has given seminars on building envelope design and has conducted investigations of fa?ade failures for more than two decades. Her professional work and research has dealt with masonry, stucco and EIFS, "breathable" walls, energy efficiency, adhered brick systems, and Japanese housing models.

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