Glass structures, from theory to practice

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In the last century and especially aft er the modern m ovement, the architects emphasized more on the 'lightness' and 'transpa rency' of the buildings, pushing towards fully glazed envelopes. Le Corbusier stated t he glass envelope as the ' minimum membrane' between indoors and outdoors. Today, architects are not satisfied by t he natural illum ination and panorama views which is provided by the glass sk ins, but they are looking after something more. They want to creat e the whole building, from the beam s and the colum ns to the ceilings and the roofs from glass. Their desire to use glass as a structural element has pushed the architects and researchers towards conducting practical experiments on the structural capacity of this material. Many all-glass prototypes and structures have been constructed in this regard.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationStructures and Architecture
Subtitle of host publicationNew concepts, applications and challenges
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781482224610
ISBN (Print)9780429159350
StatePublished - Jun 27 2013
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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