Glass Construction

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Birkhäuser, 2009 - Architecture - 79 pages

Glass Construction is one of the most varied and innovative areas of structural design. Glass connects exterior and interior spaces; at the same time, it protects the interior space from the outside world. Its constructional possibilities go far beyond classical window constructions. Special glasses possess astonishing physical characteristics and can thus be used in varied and creative ways.


  • Glass as building material
  • Processing and finishing
  • Applications
  • Construction types
  • Connections / Mountings

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About the author (2009)

Andreas Achilles was previously a research associate at the Institut für Baukonstruktion und Entwerfen (Institute of Construction and Design) at Universität Stuttgart (Stuttgart University) and currently works in Stuttgart as an independent architect and author.

Diane Navratil is a civil engineer (architecture and city planning) and works in the city planning office in Karlsruhe.