This volume presents a fascinating and exhaustive study on the treatment of facades, from the conception of the design to the final execution of the project. Each chapter focuses on a particular material, with the wide range of design possibilities it offers together with the construction details. Full color photographs, floor plans and explanatory texts accompany all the featured projects offering the reader an authoritative guide to this area of architecture. Ground breaking solutions combine with eye-catching aesthetics to make this publication an indispensable reference for laymen and professionals a like.
* > Carles Broto, an architecture scholar and one of the founders of the IAC (institute for alternative culture). Following a successful period at the Atrium Group (Barcelona), he has now joined Grupo Links – Structure as the publishing director of various contemporary architecture collections. He is currently investigating the evolution of new American housing, as part of multi-country project. He lives in Barcelona.