Module #5: David Green, AIA and “Curtain Walls”

The primary concepts discussed in this module involved the artistic representation required to develop a new style of architecture where the outer walls are not of structural importance, other than for keeping the weather out and the occupants in. This involves a required recognition of the thermal comfort required for the occupants, the types of glass utilized, and quite often copper cladding. Also of great importance is the artistic relevance of these structures. Most of the depictions to follow are relatively old, but possess the same requisite features. These exterior walls are not load bearing, but serve as facades and an artistic way of placing a building into the general area without diminishing the value of the property (no Stalinesque styles!)               220px-Oriel_chambers

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