The facade is like the skin of a building, showing the exterior image and composition of the building. From the perspective of environmental protection, Eco-Friendly Building Facade provides readers with numerous building facade cases. Each case follows the eco-friendly principles, such as daylighting, shading, ventilation, low consumption, noise reduction, rainwater collection, prefabrication and high flexibility. All of them are accompanied by detailed graphic information to interpret the design details of the facade.
1. Peter Ruge, a professor of architecture from Germany, is invited to write the preface of this book and express his unique views on sustainable design. Professor Peter Luger, with over 20 years of experience, is a certified passive house designer. He’s office has made outstanding contributions in the field of low energy consumption and sustainable building design, three of which have obtained the German national sustainable building certification.
2. Environmental protection is the focus of future architectural design, and environmental protection facade will become the top priority. This book collects the detailed knowledge of eco-friendly building façade to introduce what the façade is, what features do eco-friendly façades have, and how to apply them in the projects.
3. Each case is interpreted in depth from two aspects: project brief and key points which focus on the role and application of façade in environmental protection, such as the choice of building orientation, material composition, energy saving facilities and other points to be considered. It is a useful reference work for readers in the architectural field.
4. Wide range of building types, from common building like office, performance centers, residential and commercial buildings to uncommon buildings like parking lots and memorials. The highly authoritative works are selected from famous architects and national public projects, such as Daiwa Ubiquitous Computing Research Building and Aix En Provence Conservatory of Music designed by Kengo Kuma, Helios Building (the head offices of the National Solar Energy Institute) supported by government. Most of projects were received the Gold Medal for World Green Design Award.