MODERN TRANSLUCENT ENCLOSURES IN ARCHITECTURE

Oleg Fedorov, Victoria Lazina

Abstract


Introduction: The study addresses different types of translucent enclosures currently used in architecture and construction. Modern classifications of such structures and their disadvantages are described. The authors propose a classification combining and systematizing all existing types of translucent structures. They also provide examples of architectural objects where such solutions are implemented. Purpose of the study: The study aims to systematize and update classifications of different types of translucent enclosures, determine their role in the formation of architecture and the provision of an interaction between the internal and external space, to identify the form-generating potential of such structures. Methods: The authors applied a systemic, multi-factor approach to the matter under consideration, reviewed and systematized scientific as well as architectural-and-design sources to analyze buildings designed with account for the use of translucent facade structures. They describe all types of such structures and provide a table with projects of well-known architects and corresponding drawings where the described types of facade systems are used. Results: The authors identified the form-generating potential of glass structures, analyzed the role of translucent enclosures in the formation of architecture and the provision of an interaction between the internal and external space, and developed a new classification for modern types of translucent facades with account for architectural-and-design characteristics.

Keywords


Translucent enclosures, light, glass, facade, facade glazing system, classification.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.23968/2500-0055-2019-4-4-12-21

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