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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Anna Sandak, Jakub Sandak, Marcin Brzezicki, Andreja Kutnar
    Pages 1-26 Open Access
  3. Anna Sandak, Jakub Sandak, Marcin Brzezicki, Andreja Kutnar
    Pages 27-64 Open Access
  4. Anna Sandak, Jakub Sandak, Marcin Brzezicki, Andreja Kutnar
    Pages 65-97 Open Access
  5. Anna Sandak, Jakub Sandak, Marcin Brzezicki, Andreja Kutnar
    Pages 99-125 Open Access
  6. Anna Sandak, Jakub Sandak, Marcin Brzezicki, Andreja Kutnar
    Pages 127-153 Open Access
  7. Anna Sandak, Jakub Sandak, Marcin Brzezicki, Andreja Kutnar
    Pages 155-177 Open Access
  8. Anna Sandak, Jakub Sandak, Marcin Brzezicki, Andreja Kutnar
    Pages 179-183 Open Access

About this book

Introduction


This book provides a compendium of material properties, demonstrates several successful examples of bio-based materials’ application in building facades, and offers ideas for new designs and novel solutions. It features a state-of-the-art review, addresses the latest trends in material selection, assembling systems, and innovative functions of facades in detail. Selected case studies on buildings from diverse locations are subsequently presented to demonstrate the successful implementation of various biomaterial solutions, which defines unique architectural styles and building functions. The structures, morphologies and aesthetic impressions related to bio-based building facades are discussed from the perspective of art and innovation; essential factors influencing the performance of materials with respect to functionality and safety are also presented. Special emphasis is placed on assessing the performance of a given facade throughout the service life of a building, and after its end.
 
The book not only provides an excellent source of technical and scientific information, but also contributes to public awareness by demonstrating the benefits to be gained from the proper use of bio-based materials in facades. As such, it will appeal to a broad audience including architects, engineers, designers and building contractors.

Keywords

Façade Structure Service Life Building Performance Building Function Responsive Facades Biomaterials for Buildings Building Degradation Ligno-cellulosic Materials Building Aesthetics Sustainable Buildings

Authors and affiliations

  • Anna Sandak
    • 1
  • Jakub Sandak
    • 2
  • Marcin Brzezicki
    • 3
  • Andreja Kutnar
    • 4
  1. 1.National Research Council of Italy (CNR-IVALSA)Trees and Timber InstituteSan Michele all’AdigeItaly
  2. 2.InnoRenew CoEIzola Slovenia
  3. 3.Wroclaw University of Science and TechnologyWroclawPoland
  4. 4.University of PrimorskaKoperSlovenia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-3747-5
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
  • License CC BY
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-3746-8
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-3747-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2345-7651
  • Series Online ISSN 2345-766X
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