Volume 25, Issue 4 - JulyAugust 2011

Seeing Double
Double-skin façades are part of an emerging advanced façade technology that includes new glazing materials, improved framing systems, progressive techniques and novel designs.

Balancing Act
As architects are increasingly specifying larger and larger glass lites, how can these designs hold up in terms of thermal performance? Experts weigh in on finding a
balance between structural and thermal performance.

Columns and Departments

From the Editor
Metal Matters
New Products
Education and Resources

On the Cover:
The University of Southern California’s Eli and Edythe Broad CIRM Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research,
features a double-skin façade and was designed by ZGF Architects LLP.

Photo courtesy of Enclos.

Architects' Guide to Glass & Metal
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