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Innovative Design + Construction

Innovative Design + Construction

DETAIL ISBN: 978-3-920034-33-1

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“In the public eye, as well as in specialist publications, it is above all the architects involved, possibly also engineers, who are perceived to be the authors of a design of the creators of a spectacular building. But what use are the boldest ideas if no one can be found to translate them into reality? Precisely on account of the increasing complexity of construction it is the building firms and industries, with their specialized knowledge and abilities, that are often the key to enabling a vision to become reality. This applies to structural glass building as well as to foil and membrane constructions, to innovate timber building, slender steel structures and to modern facade construction. (…)”



Foreword Innovative Architecture Research and Development Cooperation between Producers and Designers Portrait

Part 1 – Steel and Glass Constructions

European Investment Bank, Luxembourg Design and Implementation Energy Concept and Facade Design Fire Protection Planning Structure and Teamwork

Westfield London Digital Process Chain from Design to Execution The Westfield Roof – from Concept to Fitting The Role of the Facade Consultant

Minimised Shell Structures Challenges and Prospects

Part 2 – Foils and Membranes

Allianz Arena, Munich From the Idea to the Detail Roof Structure and Vertical Facade Design Aspects of ETFE Foil Cushions

Development of Lightweight Building Shells

Part 3 – Element Facades

The Future of the Element Facade

7 More London Developing the Production of the Aluminium Element Facade Construction Management Tender Process and Design

Facades of High-Rise Buildings – Trends and Tendences

Part 4 – Structural use of Glass

Innovative Processes in the All-Glass Sector Possible Applications of Cold-Bending Fascinated by Glass

Glass Bridge and Glass Staircase Applied Research Projects Developing the Details

The Floating Seat TriPyramid Structures Challenges and Potential of Structural Glass

Testing and Inspection Procedures


List of seele projects Testing standards Bibliography Illustration Credits

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Andrew Rosenberg
Cite: Andrew Rosenberg. "Innovative Design + Construction" 25 Oct 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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