1. bookVolume 116 (2019): Issue 12 (December 2019)
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The architectural design of light-permeable facades – a summary of recent trends and observations

Published Online: 16 May 2020
Volume & Issue: Volume 116 (2019) - Issue 12 (December 2019)
Page range: 5 - 30
Received: 05 Dec 2019
Journal Details
License
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2353-737X
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20 May 2020
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1 time per year
Languages
English
Abstract

Contemporary architectural transparency, understood as the optical property of the construction material, is constantly being redefined and, over the last two decades, new design trends have developed. These trends are the result of: (i) dynamic technological progress; (ii) advancement in the field of materials science; (iii) changes in the attitude of clients and users. Transparency is no longer limited to specific functions (e.g. illumination of the interior) but has become a tool of formal expression itself. This paper defines most recent trends, which are divided into two main types: (i) optical-perceptual – relying on phenomenal effects, (ii) geometrical – that differentiate the large group of spatial transformations developed from what was initially flat planar façade.

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