Lectures 2006
1/28/2021
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"Glass skin: need for transparency or structure paralogism" Tsiama Vasiliki - Filippou Christina

This assignment deals with the literature transparency of buildings. It begins with the use of glass in construction through time and continues with a philosophical approach of the term of transparency and the importance of glass skin in human living. We make a research on the advantages and disadvantages of glass skin, concerning matters of energy behavior, revolutions in glass technology and transparency. We study cases of buildings with glass skin, built in Greece and abroad, judging whether there is a need for transparency or it ends us being construction irrationality. We believe that this issue interests architects in our country, since there is a tendency for this type of structures the latest years.