GEOMETRICAL ASPECTS FOR THE DESIGN OF PREFABRICATED LOAD-BEARING TIMBER-GLASS-FACADES

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Description

The considerable increase in the architectural demands for highly transparent and load-bearing structures have recently resulted in the development of an innovative hybrid structure. This article provides a review of design parameters for Timber-Glass composite facades. The design/architectural question, which arose in the project, was how to define the interface of the prefabricated glass-timber-elements with the shell building. Through different design proposals different criteria as admittance of building tolerance and dilatation, load-bearing transfer capacity, maintenance requirements and architectural and design qualities were defined and verified through 3-d-models, prototypes and mock-ups.
Period24 Aug 2016
Event titleWorld Conference on Timber Engineering: null
Event typeConference
LocationVienna, Austria, Austria