The modern guide to diaphanous building materials
Translucent materials offer the architect great design scope for a sensitive handling of light and an exciting interplay of indoor and outdoor space that would not be possible with clear glass. Different moods, evoked in the past with stained-glass windows, thinly cut stone slabs or stretched paper, are created in modern forms through the use of special types of glass, plastic sheets, membranes, perforated metal sheeting, etc.
Information in compact form, with a comparison of glass, plastic sheeting, membranes and metal products – all in a single volume
Technical properties: visual screening, protection against glare, thermal and acoustic insulation, fire protection, etc.
New materials: details of when special approval is required forindividual design solutions
Information on manufacturers, grouped according to products