Containing impressive pictures and enlightening discussion, the comprehensive, updated edition of Facades Building Envelopes for the 21st Century shows that facades and building envelopes not only give an aesthetic face to a property, but also make a lasting contribution to saving and generating energy. The 568-page, third edition of the reference book presents highlights of modern and future-oriented architecture that were planned and implemented by Schueco and its partners around the globe. The work, which illustrates the companys expertise and demanding requirements in all building classes, acquaints readers with some 300 reference projects from more than 40 countries realized with innovative, high-quality Schueco systems.
Chapters on office and administrative buildings, commercial and industrial buildings, hotels, cultural buildings, leisure buildings, shopping centres, health buildings, and luxury apartment buildings document the spectrum of technical possibilities available for building envelopes and the planning competence of renowned architects. Modern building technology is playing a key role in the further development of architecture and is figuring prominently in climate protection. Energy-efficient construction and the use of clean solar energy are making a decisive contribution to protecting our planet, says Dirk U. Hindrichs, the President and CEO of Schueco International KG. Hindrichs and Dr. Ing. Winfried Heusler are the co-editors, which is listed as a standard work in university and other libraries worldwide.