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Description - Designing the Exterior Wall by Linda Brock

By presenting the basics of building science along with a prescribed set of details, Designing the Exterior Wall helps architects and students understand why buildings fail and how they can be made more durable through design. The book connects the science and aesthetics of building envelopes through the examination of a variety of construction and cladding types. Helps architects reduce their 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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780471451914
ISBN-10: 0471451916
Format: Hardback
(281mm x 224mm x 28mm)
Pages: 400
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Linda Brock

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.