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Theme: cladding and curtain walling

Facade design had been like a historical pendulum, swinging from total integration in the building to near-complete dislocation. We have now reached a new synthesis where we are beginning to make facade choices based on considerations of the complete building performance In the 18th century, as the craft-based business of building needed to become an industry and turned to science and technology for solutions, the role of the architect as master builder diversified. Structural engineering ...

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